The Canadian Press
TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty is dismissing requests from protesters to delay the introduction of more industrial wind turbines to generate electricity.
People from dozens of small communities have asked the province to impose a moratorium on new wind turbines until possible impacts on human health have been studied.
But McGuinty says wind turbines have been used for decades to generate electricity without any serious health implications, so he won’t agree to a moratorium.
He says it doesn’t make sense under the circumstances.
McGuinty says Ontario has “the most rigorous standards in North America and some of the toughest in the world” for wind turbines.
The Progressive Conservatives say the premier doesn’t always know best and should listen to people who don’t want the giant turbines in their communities.