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WIND ENERGY: Opponents snatch small victories against NextEra Energy
By DAN BROWN, The London Free Press
Wind energy opponent Esther Wrightman freely admits she uses underhanded tactics. “Was it devious? Absolutely,” she said with a chuckle Monday.
Wrightman was referring to booking a meeting room at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre for a gathering Tuesday at 4 p.m. The devious part? The company Wrightman opposes, NextEra Energy, wanted that slot. NextEra officials have now been relegated to holding their information session about the company’s proposed 50-turbine wind farm near Parkhill in a pavilion outside the rec centre.
”Whatever opportunities are there, we take them,” said Wrightman, who belongs to an organization called Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group. “We don’t have many options left.” The tussle over the meeting venue is the latest skirmish in the action group’s determined campaign to keep wind turbines out of Lambton and Middlesex counties. Read article