3 November 2011:
Dear Ms. Enskaitis:
Re: Class Environmental Assessment Report for the
Proposed Frederick House River – Wanatango Falls GS
The Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) is an organization with a focus on healthy river ecosystems throughout the Province, and represents some 30 organizations across Ontario. We are responding to Xeneca’s Class Environmental Report and its supporting documentation, for the proposed Wanatango Falls, on the Frederick House River.
It is the position of the ORA that hydro-electric generation, in the form Xeneca is suggesting at Wanatango Falls, will have unacceptable environmental impacts, and does not contribute in any way to “the betterment of the people of the whole or any part of Ontario by providing for the protection, conservation and wise management in Ontario of the environment.”1
Below you will find ORA’s comments on several key areas of concern: