Wes Kellar, Orangeville Citizen
MPP Lisa Thompson (PC Huron-Bruce), saying there’s evidence that industrial wind turbines (IWT) have indirect adverse effects on human health, has re-tabled motions calling for a moratorium on further wind development in Ontario. She had filed the motions prior to the proroguing of the Legislature last fall, and now says she has evidence that the McGuinty government had evidence of “indirect” human health effects for persons living in proximity to the IWTs.
Her current tabling of the motions follows closely on the heels of Dufferin County’s call for a moratorium in connection with the Renewable Energy Approvals (REA) process for Dufferin Wind Power’s proposal for a power line on the rail corridor. It also follows the recent approval of the REA for the three-turbine, 6.09 MW Whittington wind farm. That project, on the Mono-Amaranth Townline north from 15 Sideroad, is strongly opposed by area residents – doubly by the owners of a spinach plantation across the Townline who had built their million-dollar home north of the plantation prior to the announcement of the proposal. Their concerns had been not only for themselves but also for the employees of the plantation. Read article