Court overturns cancellation of North Stormont wind farm

By Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press, CBC News Ottawa, May 14, 2020

An Ontario court has quashed the provincial government's decision to cancel a wind farm in eastern Ontario.

In a ruling released Wednesday, an Ontario Superior Court panel of judges says the province's decision in December to scrap the Nation Rise project northwest of Cornwall, Ont., did not meet the proper requirements.

At the time, Environment Minister Jeff Yurek revoked the approvals of the project near Cornwall, Ont., citing the risk to three bat species.

That decision came despite a ruling from the province's Environmental Review Tribunal that determined the risk the project posed to the bat population was negligible.

(...)The company behind the project in the Township of North Stormont, EDP Renewables, said the 29-turbine wind farm was almost complete when its approval was revoked in December.

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