by John Crawford, CD98.9 FM
There’s still simmering anger in Norfolk when it comes to wind-turbines and their potential health impact on residents. And the subject is coming up again at Council tomorrow night. A Port Ryerse woman plans to ask Council to do everything possible to stop four wind-turbines from going into her community, even though Mayor Dennis Travale says there’s nothing more Councillors can do.
The Norfolk Mayor says people need to understand Ontario’s Green Energy Act means local politicians have no jurisdiction.
Travale says “Council cannot do a thing for them”.
He says Council has already asked for a moratorium and health studies.
He again says that anyone concerned about potential health risks regarding wind turbines should contact MPP Toby Barrett, this being a provincial issue.
Trouble is, the Liberals and NDP last week voted down a Conservative bill that would have restored power over wind projects to Norfolk and other local governments.
Barrett says it’s unfortunate, since 200 turbines are projected for the area, adding “the only thing we can do now is have a change in government”.