The company hoping to build a 27 turbine wind farm in the south part of Prince Edward County maintains it is well within its rights to start clearing some land Monday.
The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) and local MPP Todd Smith have both taken WPD Canada to task for announcing their intentions to clear part of their property in preparation for the construction of a wind farm in South Marysburgh ward.
However, WPD Canada spokesman Kevin Surette says the company has followed the process to the letter, and that the land clearing is not related to the concerns raised by the Environmental Review Tribunal.
The Tribunal is looking for possible remedies to its concerns that the project will cause irreversible harm to the Blanding’s Turtle and to Little Brown Bats.
WPD says it will present remedial plans addressing those concerns at a future hearing.
Meanwhile, APPEC has asked for a stay to stop the work, and that decision has yet to be made by the Environmental Review Tribunal.