Turbines will endanger Island tourism

Ruth Farquhar, Sudbury Star
Manitoulin Island will never be the same. When I read the headline in the local press that the McLean’s Mountain wind turbine project has been given approval, my heart sank a little.

The provincial government has given the project the green light.

The Green Energy portfolio is turning out to be a huge mistake. Gas plants are costing taxpayers millions of dollars and the wind and solar companies are being hugely subsidized. Wind companies like Northland Power are being promised 15 cents/kilowatt and the province still decided that Manitoulin Island is prime land to be exploited.

Of course, we don’t have the votes to stop it, unlike the gas plants being stopped before the last election, so why would the Liberals care? They seem to think that if they keep giving Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci money to hand out in Sudbury, that makes up for all the crap they have loaded on the people of the North. You can bet when everyone starts adding up all of the costs, both financially and emotionally, the Green Energy Act has inflicted on the tax payers, those politicians will be long gone and no one will be held accountable.

All I see in our future if more turbines get built is tourism being destroyed and the rest of the Island suffering so a few people can make money. I don’t see any more jobs other then the initial ones when they are tearing up the trees on McLean’s Mountain and after they are built. The farmers who signed over their land to make some bucks, and of course Northland Power, will benefit, but you are fooling yourselves if you think this will benefit the rest of the Island. Read article

3 thoughts on “Turbines will endanger Island tourism

  1. Environmentalism – to save planet

    ‘[excerpt] More than 80 municipalities have asked the government for a moratorium on the turbines and Premier Dalton McGuinty and his energy ministers have not paid attention, except to call anyone who is against the Green Energy Act NIMBYism.’

    ‘[excerpt] The farmers who signed over their land to make some bucks, and of course Northland Power, will benefit, but you are fooling yourselves if you think this will benefit the rest of the Island.’

    George Smitherman tops hypocrisy
    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/27/george-smitherman-tops-hypocrisy-in-rob-ford-case

    Oh yeah – Ontario farmers needed the money!

  2. http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-turbine-syndrome/
    Many people are sensitive to vibrations of any kind be it from turbines or electromagnetic vibration. Take a look at those people who retired to Goderich and are now suffering sleep disturbances due to the turbines there. I personally have a friend who has to turn off her power main switch at night due to electromagnetic vibrations from the hydro line that runs close to her house. This is NOT a psychotic person. Many people suffer from this problem and the government should not brush this off or take it lightly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *