Watford wind project appeal to be heard

Esther Wrightman

Update: MOE’s motion to ‘dismiss’ the appeal was denied
By Daniel Punch, The Sarnia Observer
Opponents of the government-approved Zephyr wind farm project near Watford will get the chance to state their case to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. A preliminary hearing to appeal the project will be held Dec. 22 at Lambton County’s Wyoming council chambers. The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11. The Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group (WAG) filed the appeal in the wake of government approval for the $22-million, four-turbine, 10-MW wind farm. Green Breeze Energy Inc. is currently building the farm’s infrastructure near Churchill Line between Ebenezer and Walnut roads. Read article

6 thoughts on “Watford wind project appeal to be heard

  1. I would guess the people will oppose the location of the turbines. Turbines are enormous, intimidating machines high in the air, yes. But if I were in your place, I would concentrate on what goes on “behind the plug.” There is no proof wind does what it claims. Demand proof the air is cleaner and the province is saving coal fuel. Are CCGT gas plants a more cost effective means than wind of burning less coal? Do wind plants substitute for coal and gas plants, or just some of the fuel they burn? If the latter, then the cost of wind can not be fairly compared to the cost of conventional power because the conventional PLANTS will still be needed.

    • Yes, it is time to start DEMANDING that wind developers and their government allies present information that backs up their claims but we know they can’t back up their claims because rural Ontarians already have all the necessary information and proof to prove that IWTs are a failure no matter where they are placed.
      Many of the wind developers who want to force IWTs onto rural Ontarians are very well connected people with plenty of say in the present government. Rural Ontarians are just peasants to them and they don’t know what’s good for them.

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