‘Go someplace else,’ Invenergy told

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“How do you live with yourself?” “Where’s your conscious?”  These and other questions and comments were hurled at Invenergy Canada director of business development James Murphy by members of the public following his delegation at a North Perth council meeting Monday evening. Tensions ran so high in the crowded council chambers that Murphy had to leave via a back exit as a crowd of angry picketers had gathered around the main doors.  Read article

15 thoughts on “‘Go someplace else,’ Invenergy told

  1. Is it correct to assume that low-density means ~600 ft turbines? If neighbours can’t expand on their own land due to neighbours turbines then this is property rights infringements plus severence rights issues. Add the safety issues in here as well and the “noise”/health issues.

  2. Did the company agree to release landowners from leases they no longer wanted to keep?

  3. There is a first time for everything. McGuinty’s office actually replied to my complaint letter yesterday. First time ever. A sign that some may be getting nervous?

    “Thanks for your online message about wind turbines. Your concerns are important to me, and I appreciate your taking the time to share them.
    As the issue you raised would best be addressed by my colleague the Honourable Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment, I’ve asked that he or a member of his staff respond to you directly.
    Thanks again for contacting me. Please accept my best wishes.
    Dalton McGuinty
    Premier of Ontario “

  4. Hey! Mr. McGuinty,
    “We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.

    Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
    but most of them pick themselves up
    and hurry off as if nothing ever happened – Sir Winston Churchill

    We live in a free Nation. We are Canadian.
    The World Watches!

  5. Once again,,Murphy and his band of carpetbaggers are driven by only one thing.. Greed for the almighty dollar..No conscience, Period..His paycheck is safe, so why should he give a damn…I say once again,, neighbors of the landowners that sign these agreements with the IWT people, should be sued, big time..Just sayin’…..

    • Don’t think I said that right…..The people that sign these agreements shouldbe sued/ made accountable..

      • Hey Sparky,
        Out of courtesy, the neighbours should be ‘put on notice’ –
        you know the rest.
        Did I get it right?

  6. Congratulations to North Perth!
    They may hold their ground – let’s hope – then we’ll see what happens

    Councillor Meredith Schneider asked Murphy how much prime agricultural land each turbine and access road would eat up.
    Murphy indicated the company intends to use about three acres per 1,200-acre block.
    He invited council members to attend a bus trip to the Raleigh wind energy project in Chatham-Kent to see how this is done.
    Deputy Mayor Vince Judge said the issue is causing a rift in the community.
    He said he and other councillors are hearing from concerned citizens, reading the letters of opposition in
    The Listowel Banner and are seeing farmer against farmer and neighbour against neighbour.
    “I am here to defend my community,” Judge said. “I think it’s just terrible the way you are going about this.”
    His comments were met with cheers and applause from the crowd.
    “I didn’t say that for applause,” said Judge. “I am saying it for the people here.
    Do you realize what you’re doing in this community?”
    “We certainly are aware,” said Murphy. “Part of what we’re doing is being open and honest.”
    Councillor Warren Howard said he was concerned about possible health effects.
    “There are literature reviews [but] they’re not really talking to people on the ground,” he said.
    “We need to get focused on what’s happening on the ground.”
    Councillor Matt Richardson expressed concern over property values,
    adding it may be difficult for farmers to build or expand under given setback distances.

    They ask the question:
    Councillor Matt Duncan inquired after Invenergy’s stance on landowners changing their minds after they’ve signed a contract,
    if they feel they weren’t sufficiently prepared beforehand…. Please read more in this weeks Listowel Banner

    North Perth

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