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Less than 100 hours to petition ‘kill, harm and harass’ permit

There are less than 100 hours before the June 9th deadline to comment on the Government of Ontario’s plan to kill, harm and harass the Blanding’s Turtle and Whip-poor-will bird at Ostrander Point. This is an unconscionable plan and not something we can allow to happen without the government hearing a lot of outcry from around Ontario.

Students at a highschool in Etobicoke wrote me a few days ago very concerned about the plan to ‘kill, harm and harass’ the Blanding’s Turtle at Ostrander Point. To date, they’ve collected 470 signatures on a petition to stop this plan and are going to be sending their friends to the new Wind Concerns Ontario domain http://savetheblandingsturtle.ca to formally comment on the proposal.

I am pleading with each and every person who reads this to please send it along to all of your contacts so that they too can stand up for the environment and prevent any permits being issued to Gilead Power Corporation to ‘kill, harm and harass’ any threatened species on Ostrander Point.

The last time we ran a campaign like this was the http://endwindwelfare.ca campaign and we had over 500 responses in the period of about a week.

Let’s aim to double that number in the next four days together. If you have not already taken the two minutes to visit http://savetheblandingsturtle.ca to file your opposition to the government of Ontario issuing a permit to ‘kill, harm and harass’ endangered species please do now and then forward this email along to your contacts so they have the opportunity to stand up for the Blanding’s turtle and whip-poor-will bird as well.

We are working hard to get media coverage on this proposal too so that there is as much pressure on the government of Ontario to do the right thing and back down on this, but it will only work with your help.

Please take the two minutes to visit http://savetheblandingsturtle.ca and then forward this to all of your contacts.

John Laforet

President – Wind Concerns Ontario

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