Wind energy developer asks court to dismiss injunction bid

HEATHER BOA Bullet News
GODERICH – The developers of a 270-MW wind energy project north of Goderich are asking the court to dismiss an attempt by a local couple to stop its project. On Friday, March 1, K2 Wind Ontario Partnership is scheduled to ask the court to strike a request for an injunction that was made by Shawn and Trisha Drennan, landowners in the proposed K2 Wind Project slated for Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, according to a press release issued by the couple’s law firm, Falconer Charney LLP, of Toronto. The couple is supported by SWEAR, Safe Wind Energy for all Residents.

The Drennans filed a statement of claim Nov. 14, 2012 for more than $4 million in damages from Her Majesty the Queen, Agatha Garcia Wright, who is the director of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), K2 Wind Ontario Inc., and K2 Wind Ontario Partnership. It also calls for an injunction to prevent the MOE from issuing a renewable energy approval that would allow the project to proceed.

Protest goderich2According to the statement of claim, one wind turbine is expected to be built within 600 metres of their home, with another 11 within two kilometres. In addition, a 270-MW substation is slated to be built less than 500 m from their home. The couple claims wind turbines built less than two kilometres from their home will cause serious health concerns such as sleep disturbance, health disease and chronic headaches as a result of audible and inaudible noise and shadow flicker caused by the blades.

Anti-wind turbine supporters plan to muster outside the court house at 8:30 a.m. and continue to rally outside throughout the court proceedings in front of Justice A. Duncan Grace, which are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Read article

6 thoughts on “Wind energy developer asks court to dismiss injunction bid

  1. I think it is very important to show support for the Drennan case. This is a precedent setting case, and will open the door for thousands of other victims of this scam to seek justice, if they win. Well worth the drive to Goderich!

  2. Good luck to Ontario. Here in the UK we face the same problem. But on a landmass smaller than some of Canada’s Provinces with 60,000,000 people, wind turbines are always nearby in the UK. Cameron’s Government supports the Green Scam and landowners/utilty companies are cashing in on massive turbine sites and solar farms ( including Cameron’s father in law who is a major landowner in England). The Government is also closing down coal fired power stations to comply with an EU rule they stupidly signed up to. No wonder we export jobs to China and import unemployment and a massive trade gap – as domestic/industrial energy prices escalate.

    • Rural Ontarians know about the UK energy proverty problems but doubt that most urban Ontarians know about this situation and the deadly consequences this leads to.

      Keep in touch with us!

  3. Am getting ready tonight to ‘muster’ tomorrow(<new word for it to me) in Goderich! Vehicle is gassed up. Maps are ready. Signs are ready. I'll be getting up at 5:00 to get there so coffee will be ready to go in the morning too. See you all there fellow wind warriors!

  4. It is definitely a world-wide-windscam…..and every country says it is only here that people complain, or have health effects from turbines. That is a blatant lie…..it is happening in every country that places turbines close to people. Period

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