By Debbie Lynch Lindsay Daily Post
As I read Mr. Hornung’s letter to the editor, I literally broke down in tears I laughed so hard at what he said about guidelines his wind energy lobby group CanWEA, developed.
Mr. Hornung stated “The guidelines are a valuable tool that will encourage our members to involve the local community at an early stage, ensure a clear understanding of their project at all stages and facilitate a factbased dialogue about the project.”
I guess Mr. Hornung has not attended any of the “public open houses” I have attended. At those events, facilitating “a fact-based dialogue about the project” is the last thing on the minds of the wind energy proponents.
Gordon Wambach, one of the two Energy Farming Ontario Inc. representatives in attendance at the Sept. 30, 2010 “Whispering Woods public open house” stated, “I do not have to answer questions. This is an “open house”. I do not have to answer your questions.”
That direct quote from Gordon Wambach, EFO representative was taken from one of the four video clips that was posted to YouTube after the Sept. 30, 2010 “Whispering Woods public open house”. Scroll to approximately 7:50 on the clip:
The Sussex Strategy Group should have assisted Mr. Hornung and CanWEA in developing their “best practices guidelines” much sooner than they did.
I know first-hand of at least one wind energy proponent who desperately needs assistance in “facilitating a fact-based dialogue”, perhaps Mr. Hornung might also benefit from a “factbased dialogue”.
DEBBIE LYNCH Norwood