Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Restoring Great Lakes to Protect Ontario's Future?

The New Ontario Government 
Makes Great Lakes Protection a Priority

Ontario is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed,
would ensure cleaner and healthier Great Lakes that are protected for future generations.
The proposed Great Lakes Protection Act would provide new tools to restore and protect the lakes and create a council to identify priorities and recommend actions to address them.
Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is part of the new Ontario government's plan to enhance quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations.
  • More than 80 per cent of Ontarian's get their drinking water from the Great Lakes.
  • Ontario’s Great Lakes basin is home to 40 per cent of Canada’s economic activity.
  • More than 95 per cent of Ontario's agricultural land is in the Great Lakes basin.
  • "The new Ontario government is acting today to ensure our ...

"Great Lakes remain drinkable, swimmable and fishable. 
We will continue to seek advice from people around the lakes as we finalize this proposed act."
— Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment 
 Please contact me!!

The provincial government imposed a moratorium on off-shore  wind turbines two years (2011) ago this month. 
Which raises the question: 
The moratorium is still in effect; where’s the research? 
And did it give off-shore wind farms a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down? 

I believe if a community project does not overwhelmingly 
benefit the whole community. 
This project should not proceed.
 What is the impact on our nature?  
Do we have to destroy our nature to save the environment? 
- guild-rez 10/2009

(Queen's Park) - Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show that officials from the Ministry of Environment were aware of adverse health effects caused by wind turbines in 2009. 
These documents also show that one wind power company encouraged the Ministry to take a "consistent position" with their company to support the Green Energy. 

"These documents prove that government officials were aware that wind turbines were adversely affecting the health of residents," explained Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce and PC Deputy Critic for Green Energy.
 "The Liberal government has systematically silenced rural voices to advance a misguided green energy agenda." 

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