7/12/2018 10:42:36 AM

    Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff is praising the Ontario Government's legislation that will effectively cancel the White Pines Wind Project. In a release Quaiff said "We commend the Ontario Government for taking swift action to end this project, which has been met with opposition across Prince Edward County." Back in 2013, PEC Council declared that the municipality is not a willing host for industrial wind turbines, based on the input received from the community. Council has taken the consistent position that the installation turbines in South Marsyburgh would be detrimental to the pristine natural environment and world-renowned reputation as a culturally and historically rich tourism destination. The area is home to many families and offers habitat to birds, turtles, bats, and other animals, including many at-risk species. Quaiff went on to say "The County and its residents take great pride in protecting our natural resources and showcasing the historical and rural character of this area. Industrial wind turbines simply do not fit with this environment and would be detrimental to the natural beauty and historic charm of South Marysburgh."

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