There are significant costs associated with protecting our natural environment from large corporations and industrial wind turbine developments. While members and the executive invest thousands of volunteer hours- thousands of dollars are required to generate awareness, conduct research, obtain legal representation, and to cover general operations.
We appreciate any financial contribution you can make to help us protect our beautiful rural Ontario lakescape. Every penny of any donation will go directly towards this cause.
(UPDATE MAY 2016)
BEARAT’s aggressive and unprecedented strategy during the LRP I process paid off, we believe this certainly helped prevent awards in the community.
LRP II is underway. LRP II will award a total of 600 MW of wind turbine projects, and will represent the last significant power purchase agreements to be awarded by the Government of Ontario likely for years. We need to win this final fight, but after this, the community is likely safe for a period that will exceed the length of any property leases in place.
BEARAT is planning to up the ante and fight even harder against LRP II awards, building on the strength of our LRP I efforts, and applying lessons learned from the LRP I contract awards. We are using the increased time available to build out a stronger outreach effort into the community and among broader stakeholders with an interest in the area, including tourists.
To successfully fight this project off, BEARAT needs to raise $75,000 in short order and will need the support of everyone in the community. This investment in fighting back today will prevent a several hundred thousand dollar appeal process that has been experienced in other communities, none of which have been successful to date.
We thank-you for your support and donations.
Sincerely, The BEARAT Executive