28 February 2011 Hansard WIND TURBINES
Mr. John O’Toole: I am very, very pleased to be able to present a petition. In fact, I have thousands of them from my riding of Durham. I will read it.
“To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
“Whereas industrial wind turbine developments have raised concerns among citizens over environmental impacts as well as health, safety and property values; and
“Whereas the Green Energy Act”—Bill 150—“allows wind turbine developments to bypass meaningful public input and municipal approvals;
“Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
“That the Minister of the Environment revise the Green Energy Act to allow full public input and municipal approvals on all industrial wind farm developments and that a moratorium on wind development be declared until an independent, epidemiological study is completed into the health and environmental impacts of industrial wind turbines.”
I’m pleased to thank the many constituents who have signed some of these petitions, and thank them for their input.