Bat concerns prompt province to cancel North Stormont wind farm - 2019-12-11

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F182.png Bat concerns prompt province to cancel North Stormont wind farm December 11, 2019, Ryan Patrick Jones, CBC News

Ontario's environment minister is cancelling a wind farm near Ottawa over concerns that it may negatively impact bat populations, prompting the renewable energy company in charge of the $200-million project to consider legal action.

In a letter sent Dec. 4, Environment, Conservation and Parks Minister Jeff Yurek announced his decision to revoke approval for the Nation Rise Wind Farm, a 29-turbine project in the Township of North Stormont that was meant to provide 100 megawatts of zero-emissions electricity to the Ontario grid.

Yurek said the project is likely to cause "serious and irreversible harm" to populations of little brown, big brown and hoary bats due to the risk of the bats being hit by turbine blades.

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{{cite news | first = Ryan Patrick | last = Jones | title = Bat concerns prompt province to cancel North Stormont wind farm | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bat-concerns-province-cancel-wind-farm-1.5390885 | work = CBC News | date = December 11, 2019 | accessdate = December 24, 2019 }}