Save an Endangered Turtle from a Canadian Wind Project

For two years, the Blanding’s turtle population in Ontario, Canada has remained at the mercy of a decision yet to be made by the province's Appeals Court, the top court in the province.

STORY: The legal battle started when Gilead Power Corporation, a renewable energy development company, received approval from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to construct a wind energy park in Prince Edward County. Naturalists from the area weren’t happy with this decision, because Ostrander Point, where the wind energy park is planned to be built, is a place the Blanding’s turtle, a species that’s already endangered, calls home. The Environmental Review Tribunal supported them and overturned the Ministry of Environment’s decision, but the corporation was supported by the Divisional Court of Ontario. Gilead Power hopes that a decision in its favor is reached soon, so that it can start its inhumane destruction of an untouched land that’s greenery has been enjoyed by many, and of an animal that’s lived there since before humans ever existed.

If you sign this petition, you’ll support not only a helpless species, but also the general preservation of nature. Loss is irreversible: ACT NOW.

Update #17 years ago
On April 20, Ontario's Appeals Court concluded that the wind project will cause serious and irreversible damage to the Blanding's turtle. The matter has been sent back to the Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal, and both Gilead Power and the naturalists against the wind project will be given a chance to be heard for a remedy. Since the wind farm may still be built, the Blanding's turtle is not safe yet, but we're one huge step closer.
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