Wind Turbine Opposition Group established in Dutton/Dunwich Ontario
Concerned Dutton/Dunwich residents have established a group to formally oppose Industrial Wind Turbine projects proposed for this community. The group members have been active for several months participating in public meetings, lobbying provincial MPPs, council hearings, organizing a petition requesting council to declare Dutton/Dunwich an “Unwilling Host” and the current signage campaign to raise public awareness. The group will now operate under the name Dutton/Dunwich Opponents of Wind Turbines DDOWT – pronounced “doubt”. DDOWT will continue to raise public awareness and channel opposition efforts with the goal to stop the Industrial Wind Turbine developments and avoid the adverse impacts they pose to our community.
DDOWT Plans Public Protest Action 5:30PM December 5th, 2013
DDOWT members are planning a protest at the Dutton/Dunwich Community Centre (MAP) at 5:30PM December 5th, to demonstrate opposition as the Invenergy lease holders gather for their annual meeting. Invenergy is the proponent for a 30 turbine 90MW project proposed for Dutton/Dunwich. Invenergy have been operating largely in secrecy and signing lease holds with individual property owners for several years. DDOWT spokesperson Ric Walford states that the “Wind Turbine companies, Land/Lease Owners, and all levels of government need to understand the consequences resulting from potential health issues, decline in property values and financial liabilities that extend well beyond the Lease Holder’s property and the inadequate 550m setback requirements. As reported by major studies, Ontario’s Green Energy Act has failed to deliver Green Energy objectives and has created a financial
burden that already exceeds the $1Billion losses from the recent Gas Plant cancellations. Expanding Wind Energy developments will contribute to the ever rising energy prices in Ontario. These projects will have detrimental effects on our business competitiveness and on every Ontario resident.”
DDOWT contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media inquiries: Ric Walford (519) 762-6571