Activist question why wind companies surveyed Rock Glen

rockglenHeather Wright, Sarnia-Lambton Independent
Muriel Allingham is questioning why the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority would allow wind energy companies to survey sensitive areas such as Rock Glen Conservation Area. Documents released by the authority released to Allingham, a member of Middlesex Lambton Wind Action, show a company called CanAcre, working for NextEra Energy on the Goshen and Jericho projects in Lambton and Middlesex, signed an agreement with the ABCA to have access to conservation land for field studies. Rock Glen Conservation Area in Arkona was among the nine tracts of land surveyed.

Conservation Authority General Manager Tom Proutt says the agreements were signed two-years ago, before there was wide-spread concern for the project. He says the company offered to survey the land and do an inventory of the plants and wildlife. “The agreements that wind energy companies had asked us for were part of their environmental studies they were doing,” says Proutt. “They were looking at our properties in terms of what was there and that was information that we would find useful because we don’t have the time or money to inventory our lands.”

But Allingham says the conservation authority should have known the companies were looking to use the lands – a use she says would not be appropriate. “Conservation lands are just that and it (wind energy projects) displaces wildlife and their mandate is to protect land and wildlife. Read article

7 thoughts on “Activist question why wind companies surveyed Rock Glen

  1. These wind scum are just like rats smelling a chunk of cheese……..once inside your home you basically have to move out and fumigate the whole place before moving back in……………never has there been a lower form of “con artist” allowed to actively operate in this Province before now.
    To cleanse this culture of the “parasitic politically backed grifter” will take a tremendous effort for a very long time by many honest people!
    And we keep on fighting!!!!!

  2. “He says the company offered to survey the land and do an inventory of the plants and wildlife.”
    “They were looking at our properties in terms of what was there and that was information that we would find useful because we don’t have the time or money to inventory our lands.”

    How stupid are you Tom? you would have us believe this crap? If a wind company wants to step foot on our lands, if it looks like a duck chances are…………………Really, the sheer idiocy these people that get paid for by the residents of Ont.

    And not having the money??? hard up are you ABCA, need I remind you, you seem to have the best of the best equipment in regards to your top of the line no expenses spared ATV, uniforms and trucks just for starters you toot around on to make sure you keep us locals in line.

    perhaps you could Rambo down a tad in some of these areas to put more research into our sensitive lands instead of relying on foreign companies to do so.

    Tom sold us out people, he just didn’t think anyone would notice….

    your resignation sir……….

  3. Would you trust NexTerror to truly admit which endangered species are in Rock Glen?? This article: ‘Conservation Authority’s Wind Energy Lease “a messy web” to Wind Activists’ was only posted Feb.10 2013, a month ago, when Tom Proutt had recently re-signed a land lease contract that the Conservation Authority had inherited 4 years prior. Huh?? Tom Proutt still doesn’t get it!

    Yes, Tom sold us out again! He needs to resign.

    • Exactly, NextEra would withhold any information that could jeopardize potential future IWT projects on the lands in question.

      Proutt certainly seems dumber than a bag of hammers, but it just could be that direction comes his way from a higher authority, like the MNR, for instance.

  4. On Oct.20/12, ‘ABCA Hears How Turbines Affect Wildlife’, wind energy opponents packed the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority board room to ask the board to approve their request for a moratorium on any further development of wind energy until a study could be conducted that would show that development had no negative impact on the surrounding natural environment. ABCA members did approve the group’s request for support.

    Between October and February, maybe Tom Proutt forgot about this, when he re-signed a land lease with NexTerror – or maybe he is getting some nice vacations etc.

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