To all the angry people opposing the 715 industrial wind turbines in Lake Erie:
Greedy developers wanting to exploit our natural areas is nothing new. They have always been out there and always will.
What is different now is that the Green Energy Act (Bill 150) which was passed last September has now killed the citizen’s right to object, stripped our local councils of any power and handed over our lands and lakes to these developers to exploit as they please. This is Dalton McGuinty’s pet project and the Ontario Liberals platform is based on this scheme to smother our rural communities and natural areas with giant industrial generators.
As you all saw at the meetings, SouthPoint had no answers and put these meetings on simply to satisfy the façade of “public consultation.” Your concerns will be ignored, as they have been for all wind projects to date in Ontario. The only environmental “studies” to date have been conducted by the developer himself and simply rubberstamped by the MOE and Minister Gerretsen. If you’ve ever read one, you would see they are sales pitches, not objective scientific studies.
Blame the McGuinty Liberals for promoting this environmental travesty. Bruce Crozier, Dwight Duncan and Sandra Pupetello are directly and fully responsible for pushing through Bill 150, the unprecedented loss of democracy and the selling out of Essex County.
Maureen Anderson, Amherstburg