Rift between farm groups may surface at CORE meeting Thursday

prime-farm-landSarnia Lambton Independent
The rift in the farm community over wind turbines may be front and center Thursday as the anti-wind group in Enniskillen hosts another public forum. Conserve Our Rural Enniskillen – CORE –  was formed after wind energy companies started making the rounds in the countryside around Petrolia hoping to find farmers willing to sign leases to hosts wind turbines. In all, four companies have projects slated for Enniskillen with up to 51 turbines on the books.

CORE spokesman Chad Burke says 1,000 invitations have been sent out for the meeting scheduled for Thursday at 7 pm at Lambton Centennial School. One of the feature speakers will be Tammy VanTroost of the Lambton local of the National Farmers Union – a group which has voiced opposition to wind turbines.

That’s in stark contrast to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture which has laid out a series of recommendations to improve wind energy including allowing municipalities to have more control over the planning process and calling for the province to deal with the noise concerns of neighbours. Read article

7 thoughts on “Rift between farm groups may surface at CORE meeting Thursday

  1. The OFA must be similar to the Farm Bureau in the U. S. Very powerful and very pro-wind. In the U.S. they Farm Bureau make it appear like all farmers are in favor of the industrial machines being on their land. I can say I know of many farmers after finding out that these things were being proposed for our county did the homework of researching and realized what it would do to the land, the machines damaging fields, soil compaction, and drain tiles. Talking to farmers they said instead of going on the road the wind company hauled the machine through the field. They may have repaired, but when. And, anyone who reads one of the wind contracts knows the only one who it benefits is the wind company. It is changing the landscape of rural areas all over to an industrial area.

  2. It seems to me that money always stands in the way of reason. With holding money always gets their attention. Switch to another organization….

  3. This issue has been well discussed at OWR but people still gave them another chance and this is what they got in return.

  4. Hey look — if someone is tired of the arguments ut forth by the other side — here is “The Way

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/05/02/san-jose-state-university-meteorology-decides-burning-books-they-dont-agree-with-is-better-than-reading-them/

    From the Fahrenheit 451 department comes this indictment of California’s higher education’s “tolerance” for opposing views. When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself “nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this” but, here they are, right from the San Jose State University Meteorology Department web page:

    The caption from the SJSU website reads:

    This week we received a deluge of free books from the Heartland Institute {this or this }. The book is entitled “The Mad, Mad, Made World of Climatism”. SHown above, Drs. Bridger and Clements test the flammability of the book.

    Here is a screencap of the website relevant section:

    Think of it as The Liberal Way

    Just sayin’

    • It’s very scary when our “think tanks”…refuse to think any more. No more real investigative work is to be done. From this day forward, they will read only peer-reviewed documents that go along with the “prescribed agenda”. The problem is, they are starting off building on a terminally flawed foundation. The future looks grim if some semblance of sanity is not soon restored to our government. They are not teachers, nor should they be dictating the curriculum.

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