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

  • I don't think people who oppose this project are appreciating the gravity of the climate crisis. Everything we all hold dear is in serious danger. Please read a little from genuine scientists (e.g. book called How to Change Minds about our Changing Climate), not the online oil-funded hacks and poorly informed politicians like Ford.
  • Anything this government does is going to be the wrong thing.
  • it makes absolutely no business sense to halt this project at this stage and is nothing but posturing at the cost of private enterprise and flies in the face of all those who initiated this dumb move!!

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