Hamilton area wind project footprint revealed

by Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator

An early map of one of Canada’s largest planned wind farms shows industrial turbines potentially sprouting across most of West Lincoln and parts of Pelham, Wainfleet and Haldimand.  But the “preliminary study area” released by Niagara Region Wind Corp. in advance of a July 26 community meeting stops at least 10 kilometres short of the Hamilton border.  Read article

2 thoughts on “Hamilton area wind project footprint revealed

  1. But Rahamim added the actual footprint of the wind farm will likely shrink before final turbine locations are announced. Just don’t ask where those sites are yet.

    “We really don’t know yet,” said Rahamim, who nonetheless expects the question to be popular at the upcoming information session at Smithville District Christian High School between 5 and 8 p.m. “It’s a bit of a chicken and the egg thing … You want to consult (with the public) early, but because it’s early we really don’t have all the answers.”

    Or are you “pretend” consulting to seek out some new landowners Mr. Rahamim?
    Seriously, how can you have public consultation when you don’t know where the towers and transformer station will be positioned?
    An unbelievable waste of time and taxpayers money on bureaucrats who are involved in something that is nothing.
    If they hold any more open houses without firm site plans then they cannot be considered valid.
    The circus is closing, the elephant has collapsed. Go home already.

    • BUT, if the ON govt doesn’t specify WHAT public consultation SHOULD require, then why would wind developers do anything other than what they do?

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