Note how “pleased” Gilead is to apply for a permit to “kill, harm and harass” endangered species,” though they neglect to use those exact words, opting for “relating to” instead. Read between the lines to see whether Gilead’s “additional analysis,” and “review of cumulative effects” has actually changed anything about their plans.
Their “revised construction schedule” and “speed limit restrictions on the site” will most probably be helpful for endangered birds and turtles as they rush to move their nests to Gilead’s new and improved habit.
“Ostrander Point Wind Energy Park Project Update
Renewable Energy Approval Application
Gilead is pleased to announce that on May 16, 2011, the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application for the Ostrander Point Wind EnergyPark was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Following the April 12, 2011 public meeting,Gilead has been focused on responding to stakeholder questions and making necessary changes to the REA reports to address public comments. The REA reports have been updated to reflect changes made to the Project in recognition of public comments. From the outset of the Project,Gilead has always sought feedback from the community and has incorporated this feedback into the Project design where applicable. This feedback has led to changes to the Project layout, additional analysis of alternative turbine siting options as well as a review of cumulative effects of the Project. Read the rest of this entry