There’s now a new concern with wind turbines and it has a direct impact on this area. Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the province should declare sites in the paths of migratory birds “off-limits” for new wind farms. Bluewater Against Turbines spokesman Dave Griffiths says dozens of proposed turbines in north Lambton are directly in the path of migrating Tundra Swans.
He says that the turbines will also be in the path of several Bald Eagles that come in off Lake Huron and fly to their nests after fishing. When Mr. Griffiths raised the issue with companies like NextEra and Northland, he says they were totally unaware of the swans and eagles flight paths.