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To: Doug Ford and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford

Save The White Pines Wind Project

Save The White Pines Wind Project

Reverse the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act and complete the project

Why is this important?

The White Pines is a project to build nine wind turbines in Prince Edward County. Four of these turbines are already complete, with the remainder expected to be installed within the next few weeks and testing scheduled for the following month. Once live, they would have provided enough clean energy to power over 3,000 homes.

But Energy Minister Greg Rickford and Doug Ford’s PCs have passed legislation cancelling the project, and as a result, Ontario will now be spending money to uproot and destroy clean energy capacity that’s already been built.

Doug Ford ran on a promise to keep Ontario open for business, but his government’s first piece of legislation, "The White Pines Wind Project Termination Act", would terminate this project that has been nearly 10 years in the making, at a cost of over $100 million to taxpayers. [1] At a time when the world is transitioning to renewable energy, this act would kill opportunities for future green energy investment, further put the climate at risk, and cost Ontario taxpayers millions spent destroying a nearly completed project. [2, 3]

Doug Ford ran his campaign on the promise that his government is ‘for the people’. Let’s have our voice heard and let his energy minister know that Ontario wants to protect this windfarm and champion the green energies of the future. Please sign this petition to demand the reversal of the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act.

Sources:
[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wind-project-high-price-1.4742850

[2] https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cancelling-ontario-s-wind-project-could-cost-over-100m-company-warns-1.4009397

[3] https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-white-pines-decision-says-doug-fords-ontario-is-closed-for-business


Reasons for signing

  • We need to move forward, not backwards. Climate change is real, and clean energy is one of the ways we can help combat it. Doug Ford is making big mistakes for our province and our country.
  • Doug Ford is an idiot. The whole world is moving to greener energy, and any damage is in building the turbines. That has already happened. He needs to get with the direction of global travel and stop trying to create a dirty Ontario.
  • Clean and safe energi for the future.

Updates

2018-07-29 15:08:26 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2018-07-26 18:42:04 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-26 14:48:50 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-26 14:33:23 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-07-26 13:00:37 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-07-26 12:46:04 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-07-26 12:41:27 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-07-26 12:39:08 -0400

10 signatures reached