NDP call out Ford government for wasting taxpayer dollars on cancelled wind farm - 2019-12-20
A government decision to cancel an eastern Ontario wind farm to save local bat species was based on faulty science and could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, the province's official opposition said Friday.
A pair of New Democrat legislators said the Progressive Conservatives have made a mistake by scrapping the Nation Rise Wind Farm near Cornwall, Ont. and are using concerns about the bat population as an excuse to halt the green energy development.
NDP environment critic Ian Arthur and climate change critic Peter Tabuns said the party consulted with a British Columbia-based scientist specializing in migratory bats, adding her findings raise concerns about the rationale for cancelling the project and the implications for future government decisions.