Wind Farm Approval Revoked Due to Human Safety Concerns

On August 16, 2017 the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) released its decision in Wiggins v Ontario (Environment and Climate Change), involving a challenge to the grant of a wind turbine farm approval. Seven parties, including the Town of Collingwood, the Region of Simcoe and the Township of Clearview appealed the approval on the basis that the turbines were too close to the Collingwood Regional Airport (“CRA”) and the Clearview aerodrome, and would cause loss of life.

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