MAYORS CHEER REPEAL OF ON­TA­RIO’S GREEN ENER­GY ACT

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITES/NEWS - GREGG CHAMBERLAIN gregg.chamberlain@eap.on.ca

The new Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive go­vern­ment will repeal the Green Ener­gy Act, which is good news to two mayors in Pres­cott-Rus­sell, where there was strong com­mu­ni­ty op­po­si­tion to pro­po­sed so­lar and wind farm pro­jects.

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Le nou­veau gou­ver­ne­ment pro­gres­sis­te­con­ser­va­teur tient sa pro­messe de cam­pagne élec­to­rale d’abo­lir la Loi sur l’éner­gie verte de l’an­cien gou­ver­ne­ment li­bé­ral. C’est une bonne nou­velle pour les maires de Haw­kes­bu­ry Est et de La Na­tion, qui se sont vi­ve­ment op­po­sés aux pro­po­si­tions an­té­rieures de pro­jets de parcs so­laires et éo­liens.

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