blanding turtle wins court of appeal

blandings turtleBy Bruce Bell, The County Weekly News/The Intelligencer

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – An industrial wind turbine project in southern Prince Edward County is losing its race against the Blandings Turtle.

In a decision released Monday at noon, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling regarding a Renewal Energy Approval (REA) of the nine-turbine Ostrander Point industrial wind project.

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists have been fighting the development since 2008 and Monday’s decision marks the end of their third battle before the courts in a bid to stop the project.

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