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July 16, 2014

Court Awards Ostrander Costs in Blanding’s Turtle Appeal

The Ontario Divisional Court determined on April 4, 2014 that Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County should pay “fair and reasonable” costs to Ostrander Point GP Inc. within 30 days of the decision. The costs award follows the Court’s February 20, 2014 decision to allow an appeal by Ostrander and the Director of the Ministry of the Environment of the Environmental Review Tribunal’s revocation of the Director’s grant of a Renewable Energy Approval for a nine turbine wind farm in Prince Edward County. The costs award sends a message to citizen groups to budget for an award of potential litigation costs in the event a proponent or the government is successful.

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