From the flip-flopping, sold-out mayor of Haldimand. Watch this movie from Feb 2011 , and then this one for Samsung.
By Jennifer Vo, Sachem
According to Haldimand County’s Mayor Ken Hewitt, if any group were to conduct a study on the health impacts of industrial wind turbines, it should be Health Canada. Since the $1.8 million study was announced in early July, it was met by mixed reviews and skepticism by some wind critics. The announcement also fueled pleas for a moratorium from several local politicians affected by wind farms.
Hewitt admitted that the federal government’s announcement of a wind turbine study does sound peculiar. “I’m not sure what the agenda is when you’ve got provincial medical officers all coming through with their reports and now you’ve got a federal government that’s going to try to make a study,” said Hewitt. “It looks to me like there’s politics being played, but at the same time, if there’s a study to be done then [Health Canada] is probably in the best position to make it happen.”
With the wind turbine issue seeing parties on complete opposite sides of the spectrum, Hewitt said he doesn’t think there could be a third party group to conduct the survey that both sides would be happy with. Until the results are ready in 2014, Hewitt said putting a halt on wind development wouldn’t do the county any good.
“Regardless of what the study says, I don’t think it’s going to stop production,” said Hewitt. “You’ve given them the approvals. Everything has already been done with the province. To turn around and say, ‘We’re going to hold off for this,’ it’s going to cost them a significant amount of dollars in legal fees.” Read article