“Who were the idiots that got us into all this mess?”
by Jim Shea Stratford Beacon Herald
Why is it our government “can’t seem to see the forest for the trees.” The rural people of Ontario were asking for a moratorium on wind turbines regarding issues such as health issues, increased setbacks, land devaluation even before the Green Energy Act was established. The ignorance of those who voted for it has caused genuine conflict right across our province. Is it because they haven’t got minds of their own or do they just follow their leader when he says, “Do as I say, not what I do”? His new bill aimed at preventing bullying should include: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Does rural Ontario ring a bell with him? If he’s going to walk the walk, he’d better talk the talk. Right Dalton?
The wind turbine company in charge of the St. Columban project has changed its name up to four times and it still hasn’t gotten a notice to proceed (NTP) contract. The company was first known as CASA then Pristine Power, then Fort Chicago and now its present name is Veresen. There are also many more turbine companies across the province carrying on the same way.
Twenty years from now, no doubt we will have new members on our municipal board and a new slate of MPPs in our provincial government and the question they will be asking is: “Who were the idiots that got us into all this mess?”
These rusting, worn-out dinosaurs of turbines that cover our province, once known by the motto “Keep Ontario Beautiful,” will now be known as the “Scrapyard of Junk” anchored in the ground with dozens of loads of concrete.
The wind turbines which blanket rural Ontario are now and forever will be known as a curse to those who have to live among them, and to those who bear the responsibility, I say, “Only a fool would sign a go-ahead project of this magnitude of non-efficiency!”
Remember, I didn’t say you were a fool, but if you sign it, you will be remembered as just that.
JIM SHEA DUBLIN