SouthPoint going ahead with wind project

It also notes that it has held public meetings and is making more widely available for public viewing its draft project description reports. They will be available in libraries and municipal offices.

It called the meetings – six of which were held March 27 and which were criticized for not allowing enough time for citizen input – “extremely successful.”

The letter also says the company is “confident we will be able to address each of the concerns.”

It adds: “as this project moves forward we assure you that we will do our due diligence in understanding the potential impacts that such a project might have and work towards mitigating any issues.”

The letter brought alarm to the group fighting the project, Citizens Against Lake Erie Wind Turbines (CALEWT).

“We’re shocked,” said chairperson Jim Krushelniski.

“It’s totally contrary to the announcement made by the OPA” last week as well as “contrary to (Essex MPP) Bruce Crozier’s press release.”

He said the group still had doubts because even though the OPA had not approved the turbines the application was still on the table but had to pass an “electronic connectivity” test.

He said his group is “going to continue to fight.”

“It’s just bizarre.”

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