By Debbie Lynch, The Sault Star
Re: “Green energy comedy not that funny“
Jim Merriam’s take on the antics of the “Dalton Gang” concerning the absolute mismanagement of the provincial energy file should be a ‘must-read’ for every resident of Ontario leading up to the provincial election on October 6.
Mr. Merriam stated, “Excuse me, but isn’t the ‘science’ or lack thereof also the problem with turbines on land? Questions vary from potential health risks to efficiency, with no answers coming from Queen’s Park.”
I recently emailed the following message to every sitting MPP in Ontario:
‘I wanted to express my appreciation to the government of Ontario for taking a stand on “science-based” decision-making for Ontarians.
It was a red-letter day for residents of Ontario with the February 11 announcements that the government of Ontario had (i) put a stop to all offshore wind energy projects until further notice “while scientific research is conducted”, and that no applications for offshore wind projects in the Feed-in-Tariff program would be accepted, and that current applications would be suspended; and (ii) the public acknowledgment that proper due diligence for the microFIT program had not been carried out, and therefore, had been incorrectly managed.
One can only anticipate the similar future announcement that all onshore wind energy projects will also be stopped while scientific research is conducted.
Please keep me informed, and in the future, please take time and do the proper due diligence prior to making decisions which ultimately, as a taxpayer, I am paying for.
And when I say “please keep me informed”, do not send out another flyer such as the recent one regarding the LTEP which reportedly cost the taxpayers of Ontario over one million dollars!
I would be much more interested in discovering that my government is continuing its new “science-based” platform, and has funded an independent epidemiological study looking into the health and environmental impacts of industrial wind turbines.’
Let us hope that the “Dalton Gang” will regain their senses before their “fumbling and bumbling” and severe mismanagement of our energy file further decays our province.