Shawn and Tricia Drennan are landowners facing a pending windfarm project known as Kingsbridge II. Kingsbridge II will consist of upwards of 150 turbines one of which will be as close as approximately 650 meters from their home. Twelve more turbines will be located within the surrounding two kilometers. After learning that eleven families living amongst two different wind projects (one located in their neighbouring township) had their homes purchased by wind companies, the Drennans sought to gather key information from these former residents about the adverse health and safety effects of the wind turbines. However, they learned that as a part of the buyout agreements, these residents were blocked from discussing any negative experiences with the wind turbines, including adverse health effects.
The Drennans, supported by the community group S.W.E.A.R. (Safe Wind Energy for All Residents) will go to Court, asking the Court to invalidate the non-disclosure clauses which gag their neighbours as fundamentally against the public interest.
SWEAR is a group of people who have come together to support Shawn & Tricia Drennan in their endeavour. Thanks to our number of supporters we have gotten this far, but we cannot leave it to one family to fight this battle alone on our behalf. We need your financial support. This is probably the most important legal action currently in progress. It could be precedent setting and has the potential to affect all wind projects in Ontario as well as further afield. You can follow this case at falconercharney.com
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SWEAR c/o: Dave Hemingway, RR#2, Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0.