Ontario wind farms are really wind factories

CHTHAM KENT ONTARIO  BORALEX FRONT LINE WIND FROM HWY3 TABLOT TRAILJim Merriam, London Free Press
The twin counties of Bruce and Grey, which lie south of Georgian Bay and west of Lake Huron, have been the source of much of rural Ontario’s opposition to wind factory developments. These developments are commonly called wind farms, but wind factories is a more accurate description.

The opposition to turbines spread across the province just about as fast as the giant turbines started to crop up. Since Ontario has been in the throes of a rush to wind power for a number of years, that was fast indeed. The breadth of the opposition to wind turbines is nowhere better documented than in the results of the last provincial election when voters across rural and much of northern Ontario turned their backs on the McGuinty government. They did so largely because of the way local planning controls were neutered so wind factories could be forced down rural throats.

A major argument against wind factory developments is the adverse effects they have on the health of nearby residents. Provincial health officials gave no credence to those concerns and news releases to that effect from 2010 still show up when you search the topic on government websites. Read article

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Posted on March 11, 2013, in Agriculture, Government, Kathleen Wynne. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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