Welcome to our revamped web-site, “Concerned Citizens of North Stormont” with a new interactive ‘MAP’ tab that allows you to zoom in on the locations of turbines and residences within 1.5 kms.
We are a grass-roots citizens group who are vigorously opposed to the construction of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWT) proposed within our Municipality. Our goal, through this site, is to keep residents informed of the current issues surrounding this debate, such as the negative impact on human health, natural environment, wildlife and habitat and the impact on the community as a whole.
On March 10th, 2016 the Government of Ontario, through IESO (Independent Electrical System Operator) announced that the wind proponent EDP (Energias de Portugal) was granted a contract to build approximately 30 to 50 wind turbines on lands owned by approximately 40 landowners in our community. This came about after strong opposition from the residents as well as a vote by our elected officials to remain a Non-Willing Host.
The process for evaluating and approving large renewable projects has failed on both transparency and accountability. NationRise scored zero on all key rated criteria, including abutting landowner support, community support and First Nations support, yet the government approved it regardless. It made a mockery of the principle of consultation.
As of late July 2017, EDP has finished their community consultations and submitted their Renewable Energy Application (REA) to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for processing. We should be prepared for it to be posted imminently on the Environmental Registry found at www.ebr.gov.on.ca . During this minimum 30 day consultation period, the public can review the proposal notice and provide comments directly to the MOECC about the application. All comments submitted during the comment period must be considered by the MOECC so we encourage each and every resident of North Stormont to use your contacts, expertise and the knowledge you have gained as a resident to inform the MOECC of issues, concerns and especially of any technical deficiencies that may exist with the NatiionRise documentation. See tab “What You Can Do” for more information.
See EDP’s site: nationrisewindfarm.com. Scroll down and click on ‘Project Documents to review the project materials. To review proposed site locations check out our new MAP tab or find them within: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Citations/nationrise/800916-CAMO-T-01-C+Nation+Rise+Site+Considerations-Final-150826.pdf
We encourage our readers to regularly check current postings on the web-site: windconcernsontario.ca. This site is updated almost daily with newspaper articles and reviews drawn from publications across the province.
We suggest that you view the videos and read the extensive research which has been compiled and added to our site under “Articles/Publications “.
We also have a Facebook page called Stop Wind Turbines in North Stormont. It can be accessed by clicking on the Facebook Icon found on most of our web pages. It contains newer articles and often has breaking news. We hope you enjoy them, find them informative and share them with your friends and contacts.