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Monday, March 7, 2011

GuelphMercury.com: Protect farmland from energy projects, Guelph audience told

The Guelph Mercury newspaper has posted an article about a presentation I made to the Ontario Convention of the National Farmers Union on Saturday.  The message that I wanted to convey to the audience was that there is a right way to develop energy projects on farmland and a wrong way to do so.  As stewards of the land, farmers must do their best to ensure that energy projects do not remove land from production forever, as is the case with most urban development.  In the absence of strong provincial or municipal protections for farmland, preservation of the land for future generations is left to farmers.  They must resist the pressure to allow energy development to take place in a haphazard and destructive fashion.

Read the article at: guelphmercury.com.