CORRECTION: JUNE 1 2011
OFA general manager Neil Currie advises that OFA does not in fact support the call for a moratorium at this time. The motion at the April board of directors meeting was referred to a task team which is to provide a preliminary report to the board at it’s June meeting.
by Pat Currie, Better Farming
(excerpt) . . . .”I’m 100 per cent for a moratorium,” said Ontario Federation of Agriculture director Wayne Black, a Huron County grain grower, who says aging residents of heritage family homesteads may be especially vulnerable to noise and vibrations of nearby wind turbines. Some turbines set up before the Green Energy Act established minimum setbacks are almost 200 metres within the current 550-metre setback minimum, he said. Read the entire article here