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COURT OF APPEAL SUSPENDS FURTHER WORK ON WIND ENERGY PROJECT PENDING DISPOSITION OF APPEAL

Stanley D. Berger B.C.L.,L.L.B, Certified Specialist Environmental Law

In the continuing saga of the Blanding’s turtle, the Ontario Court of Appeal on March 25, 2014 ONCA 227 granted a stay to the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN). The stay prevents any further work on Ostrander Point Wind Energy Project at least until the motion by the PECFN for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal is determined. Should the Court grant leave to appeal, the stay suspending future work will likely continue until the appeal is finally decided on its merits. More…