Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group 2000 (cont'd from eloerg.tripod.com/waupoos)

No Balm in Gilead: Ostrander IWT's as Trojan Horses, January 2013
Slide to Extinction, Chris Humphrey, letter to Globe, October 31, 2018
Peter Galbraith, FRCP, obituary, October 2017
White Pines on Death Bed, Bruce Bell, Intelligencer, July 17,2018
Thucydides Trap, letter to Globe, May 2018
Great Lakes toxics down, SUNY Oswego/Clarkson U, April 2018
Machine subversion of democracy, letter to Globe, April 2018
Air Pollution overrides Ancestral Genes, Globe, March 2018
Olympian Cathal Kelly, letter to Globe, March 2018
Environmentalists seeking unemployment, letter to Globe, February 2018
Less is more on Bike Lanes, National Post, January 2018
Tramadol, 10 years on, Globe and Mail, November 2017
White Stripes: Belleville bicycle lanes, letters, November 2017
Occupational Cancers, CCO research results, Globe and Mail, October 2017
Big Pharmoney and Canadian Drug Use Guidelines, Globe and Mail, June 21, 2017, Kelly Grant
Oxycontin, 20 years on, letter to Globe, May 2017
Lake Ontario wind turbines to remain on hold? Feb 2017
Obituary, Raold Serebrin, September 2016
Sartorial slip or signal? letter to Globe editor, October 2016
Weapons of mass distraction, letter to Globe editor, Oct 2016
Point O turbines 99% Down the Drain, CCSAGE, July 7, 2016
Point O turbines Dead and Damned, PECFN, July 6, 2016
Rabid diplomat, letter to Globe, May, 2016
More on bats: rabid rocker? letter to Globe, January 2016
Lighthouses of eastern Lake Ontario, new book by Marc Seguin, March 2016
Continuing corporate windpower malfeasance: Windstream and Trillium Corp, Feb 2016
Amherst Island: the next fine mess, Feb 2016
Valerie Langer: Thirty years of effort pays off on the B.C. coast, Feb 1,2016
Trillium log, 6th annual ELO expedtion, September 2015
Trillium Wind Corp intent on Spoliation of eastern Lake Ontario and Main Duck Isle, June 2015
Turtles rule? Ontario Court of Appeal Decision: Turtlegate, April 2015
Obituaries, Mary Terrance (Luke) Hill, January 2015; Valerie Ingrid (Hill) Kaldes, July 2015
Ontario Court of Appeal turtle hearing, December 2014
Trillium Log, 5th annual ELO expedition, September 2014
Planetary public health manifesto, The Lancet, March 2014
Ostrander Bioblitz, butterfly inventory walk, August 10, 2014
Victory at Cape Vincent: British Petroleum withdraws turbine proposal, February 2014
Stay of execution granted by Ontario Court of Appeal, March 2014
Never say die: Will the Court of Appeal let the Ostrander Phoenix fly free again? March 2014
Divisional Court ruling in Ostrander: turtles belly up, Trojan horses win, February 2014
Lafarge 2020, pushing the air envelope again, Hazardous waste as cement kiln fuel proposal, Jan2014
Another fine mess in Port Hope: municipal waste incinerator proposal, January 2014
Ostrander: fiasco, or snafu? you decide, December 2013
Ostrander rises again, Noli illegitimi carborundum, December 2013
British Petroleum backing off Cape Vincent after a decade of aggression? December 2013
Turbines best Bald Eagles in U.S law, December 2013
SARStock 10 years after, letter to editor, August 2003
Trillium log September 2013: Surfin' USA: Hanging Ten in a Hughes 29
ERT Post mortem: Garth Manning lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT post mortem: Cheryl Anderson lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT Post Mortem: Ian Dubin lets it all hang out, August 2013
Great Lakes United turns thirty, goes down, RIP GLU, July 29, 2013
ERT decision, Ostrander turns turtle, goes down, July 3, 2013
PECFN Thankyou, and Appeal for funds, July 6, 2013
Minister of Env on Lake Ontario Off shore wind turbine status, June 2013
Lake Ontario water level control plan, June 2013
Play by Play, Part II, APPEC Ostrander ERT Appeal, June 2013
Ostrander ERT June 2013, Appendix VI, an indirect cause of human morbidity and mortality ?
ELOERG Presentation to Ostrander ERT, Part II, Human Health, May 2013
The Dirty E-Word, Terry Sprague, Picton Gazette, April 2013
Toxics in Great Lakes Plastic Pollution, April 2013
Bill Evans on Birds and Wind farms, April 2013
Mayday, Naval Marine Archive, April 2013
Experimental Lakes Area, Kenora, Closing by Federal Gov't, March 2013
Fishing Lease Phase out on Prince Edward Point, March 2013
Windstream makes $1/2 Billion NAFTA claim, March 2013
Play by Play, PECFN Ostrander ERT Appeal, March 2013
Offshore Wind turbine moratorium 2 years later, The Star, Feb 2013
ELOERG ERT submission on Ostrander: Appendix V: Pushing the Envelope of the MoE SEV, Feb 2013
Wente on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Globe and Mail, February 2, 2013
Sprague on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Picton Gazette, Jan 25, 2013
Cry Me a River over a Few Bats: Submission to Env Review Tribunal, ELOERG, January 2013
Lake Ontario's Troubled Waters: U of Michigan GLEAM, January 2013
Letter to Minister of Environment re: Ostrander, January 2013
No Balm in Gilead: Ostrander IWT's as Trojan Horses, January 2013
Ostrander Turbines: another Christmas gift by the MoE, Dec 2012
Occupational carcinogens: Ontario Blue Collar breast cancer study, November 2012
Fresh water fish Extinctions, Scientific American,November 2012
Great Lakes Toxics revisited, November 2012
Frack the What ? November 2012
$ 2 1/4 Billion Trillium Power lawsuit knockback Appeal, November 2012
Canada Centre for Inland Waters decimated, October 2012
Birds, Bats, Turbines, and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, October 2012
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Trillium log, Sept 2012
George Prevost, Saviour of the Canadas, 1812 - 1814. June 2012
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Carleton Island and the 1812, letter to the Globe, October 2011
Queen's Fine Arts Department Succumbs, letter to Principal, December 2011
Mr. Kumar and the Super 30, November 2011
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Alban Goddard Hill, web site manager

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Alban Goddard Hill says:

Regarding the Industrial Wind Turbine proposal
for Ostrander Point
on the south coast of PE County…
of the very beautiful south coast of PE County:

It is interesting
that your elected municipal representative :
Mayor Mertens, City of PEC
is against the project:
but your Council has said that
it does not have the money…
to pursue an appeal of the recent regulatory decision
in favour of the proposal.
Council, has taken legal advice,
which is that an appeal
is probably unwinnable.

And it’s interesting as well
that your elected provincial representative
Mr Todd Smith, MLA, Member for H PE Counties:
is also against the project:
He has called the conduct
of the regulator, the MoE ,
“deplorable and unprofessional”
which indeed it has been.

But again Mr. Smith has no recourse either.
The Ontario Legislature is prorogued..
it is closed for business…
at least our kind of business….
so there is no opportunity for Mr. Smith,
or indeed any Member
to raise the issue in Question Period in the House…
the Government is shut down…
at least our kind of Government….is shut down
there is no Question Period.

So, as a result, Ostrander Point is under siege
by the great….Gilead Power Corp…
that’s a very righteous name…
the Gilead Power Corp…
which wants to build
9 of these giant IWT’s….
on Crown Land no less….
on the Lake Ontario shoreline…..
that very beautiful Prince Edward south coast shoreline…..

and neither the provincial
nor the municipal
political representatives
can do anything about it…
they are out of the game.

So what it comes down to
is a battle between a big Corporation…
the great Gilead Power Corporation,

and the last opposition left standing
which is a group of Birdwatchers….
the intrepid …PEC Field Naturalists.

and good for you PECFN.

These brave Field Naturalists come to the table
with binoculars in hand,
but no money in the bank,
as they try to pursue an Appeal
of the recent MoE Christmas Eve decision
against odds
that have been made almost impossible….

and who made them impossible?

Well, the regulator himself did….

the MoE ….
the so called defender of the environment in Ontario..

with their announcement on Christmas Eve, 2012
of a decision in favour of Gilead Power,
notwithstanding the regulator’s generous allowance
of 14 day Appeal Period
during which interval government offices
were closed half the time for seasonal holidays,
and when all decent people
should have been home with their families…

and it was left to the PEC Field Naturalists
to find lawyers
who would work over the holidays
to meet this bogus …appeal… deadline,
and somehow at the same time
to raise one hundred grand…$100,000…or more,
to pay for all of this.

So you have the stomach churning situation
of a powerful energy corporation
being taken on by a tiny club of naturalists…

in other words,
the Bullies vs the Birdwatchers

and you have the regulator, the MoE,
stacking the deck …for the Corporation
and working ….for the Corporation
instead of ….defending the environment,
which apparently in Ontario is now a role
consigned to the birdwatchers.
The MoE once again proves
as they did ..in Clarington in 2012....and in Bath in 2006..
and in Trenton in 2000....and in Cornwall in 1998..
that they would better be called
the MID….Ministry of Industrial Development.

We know what he wants.
The regulator has made up his mind
in favour of his…. Machines,
and the citizens
can go to blazes.

These giant IWT’s :

I call them…..Trojan Horses:

they are presented by the proponent
to the community ….as a big positive…a big plus
but they will ultimately be revealed ..
to be a very big negative

just like the mythical ..Trojan Horse,
which , as you will recall, was presented as a gift
to the City of Troy
but which ultimately proved so destructive…
to the City of Troy.

And Why are IWT’s a big negative ?

1. not people friendly- they are Noisy, and ugly…
if there’s one near you
you won’t be able to sleep at night
because they are pounding away all night……..
an IWT is definitely not a good neighbour.

2. IWT’s are not wildlife friendly:
The naturalists have already determined
that botanical rareties …and Blanding’s turtles …
will be pulverized…. during the construction phase,
and birds and bats.. will be ground into mincemeat
once these turbines are turned loose
to do their evil work;

3. IWT’s operate at a large economic loss….
They are heavily subsidized
by the Ontario government.
The proponent will make a huge profit,
and then disappear
and you, the citizen and the taxpayer
will be on the hook …holding the bag….
tilting against these windmills…
all courtesy of the ill advised
Ontario Green Energy Act

4. IWT’s don’t solve any energy problems:
their output is inconsistent,
and the energy they produce
will be a drop in the bucket
for Ontario energy requirements:
We in Ontario are gluttons for energy;
we have an infinite appetite for the stuff,
and we are very good at wasting it,
and 9 IWT’s at Ostrander
are not going to change that.

5. These particular IWT’s
are be built on public land…
….Crown Land;

Now I don’t know the numbers
for the South Coast of PEC,
but PE Bay which is adjacent at the east end,
has about 30 miles of shoreline,
on which there is one public beach
of mile long at most,
for less than 1% of total shoreline,
so public access is already at a premium
in PEC ….. along that coast.

Ostrander Point is Crown Land,
and they are not making any more of that.
So it is very valuable public land,
which is about to be effectively privatized.

In conclusion:

We need green energy, (we are told)
but, as always, the devil is in the details.
Each IWT siting application is unique.
Each has to be taken on its own merits:

We need to balance
the positives…(a little more electrical energy
when the wind is blowing)…
against the negatives,
which are many.

At Ostrander Point,
which is an ecologically sensitive area
for both humans …..and nature……

there is not going to be
any Balm in Gilead…

IWT’s are a very big negative.

They are Trojan Horses,

and I urge you to reject them.

Alban Goddard Hill
Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group
January 7, 2013

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