A new argument vs. Big Thunder wind farm

By Doug Diaczuk, The Chronicle-Journal
Opponents of the proposed Big Thunder wind park are looking to history for more reasons why they say the project shouldn’t go forward at its current location atop the Nor’Wester Mountains. On Thursday, the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee held a rally on Loch Lomond Road to remind the community that Horizon Wind is still planning to move forward with the project.

“We want to remind the community that Horizon hasn’t gone away and they continue their project even in opposition from our community of Thunder Bay, the Municipality of Neebing and Fort William First Nation,” said committee member Irene Bond.

The wind farm opponents have cited environmental concerns, health concerns and threatened property values as primary reasons why the project shouldn’t go forward in its current form. Now they are looking to the past, arguing that the Loch Lomond watershed is protected land.

“It’s been protected for over 100 years,” Bond said. “We know how important water is. The Loch Lomond watershed is a valuable source and we don’t want it destroyed and want to protect it.” Read article

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