Uxbridge Times Journal
Aug 26, 2017
Uxbridge councillors blast Hydro One on new coal station
Mayor: “We’re going backwards”
UXBRIDGE — Councillors are airing their displeasure at Hydro One’s new investment in a coal-fired generating plant south of the border.
“Talk about going backwards,” said Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor of the decision to invest in Avista, an American utility company that owns a piece of the Colstrip Power Plant in Montana, one of the nation’s largest coal-fired power plants.
The comments came in response to a letter from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance urging municipalities to share their concerns with the province of Ontario.
“I think we need to support this with a resolution and certainly outline our concerns that we’re going backward by supporting this type of action by the Province of Ontario,” Mayor O’Connor continued.
Councillors agreed, voting to support the resolution.
“You have to wonder where it’s all going,” Coun. Pat Molloy said. “We’re trying to be green here but clearly there are parts of the world that just don’t care.”