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Tag: Blanding’s turtle

ESA regulation legal challenge


It is not easy to sit quietly in court while the opposing side takes a sledgehammer to your core values. For instance, as long as an endangered species doesn’t disappear from Ontario altogether, then Cabinet is free to approve any regulation it chooses under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Recovery and benefit to the species be damned. As long as the minister formed an opinion, that’s all we are entitled to know – not how the opinion was arrived at. Transparency and process be damned.

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Save Ostrander Point!

Wind turbines at Wolfe Island

Wind turbines at Wolfe Island, credit: NapaneeGal

I’m the past president and long-time member of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, and our group is currently fighting the construction of a 9-turbine wind project in an Important Bird Area (IBA), here in Prince Edward County.

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