[excerpt] The omnipresent wind turbine transmission line in the area is also something of a concern for Schellenberger and members of council. Schellenberger admitted he has a personal interest in any transmission line since one proposed would go right past his Grand Bend area cottage.
“I’ve been as vocal as I could be with the Minister of Health,” he said, adding that a federal health study on the matter could “slow some of this down.”
The federal government has been in favour of spending money on alternative power, and wind is one of those alternatives, but that only concerns projects previously approved. “It’s a real problem for us in rural Ontario,” he said. “If there ends up being no health problems, every part of every city should have one.”
Mayor McKenzie then asked Schellenberger if there is any wind turbines in Ottawa, jokingly adding “you [politicians] all have a lot of hot air.”
“Yes, but hot air melts those things,” Schellenberger responded in jest. Read article