Aberarder family challenges Suncor wind turbine approval

suncorSarnia Observer, Paul Morden
Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal may just be the first stop for opponents of a 46-turbine wind project Suncor Energy plans to build in Lambton County. The provincial government’s approval of Suncor’s Cedar Point renewable energy project is being appealed to the tribunal by Lambton County, and Aberarder Line residents Kimberley and Richard Bryce.

The Town of Plympton-Wyoming is also seeking to participate in the hearings. The tribunal’s hearings are scheduled to begin in early November at the Camlachie Community Hall, with a preliminary hearing set for October.

The Bryce family is being represented by the Toronto-based law firm headed by Julian Falconer. “They have four young kids and they’re just concerned about the possible health effects associated with having their young children living in close proximity to these wind turbines,” said Asha James, an associate of Falconers LLP. She added the family’s concern is heightened by the fact Health Canada is currently studying the health impacts of wind turbines, “because there are data gaps, and there just isn’t enough research to show how these will affect families, or residents living in close proximity to these turbines.” Read article

3 thoughts on “Aberarder family challenges Suncor wind turbine approval

  1. ‘[excerpt] A notice of appeal filed on behalf of the family says it will be surrounded by eight turbines within 2.5 kilometres of the Bryce home, and adds that they have young children with “pre-existing health concerns that will be adversely affected by the project.”

    The notice also says the appeal will argue the province’s approval of the Suncor wind project violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Falconer spoke in Camlachie back in May at a meeting held by the group We’re Against Industrial Turbines, Plympton-Wyoming.

    Since then, the group has been collecting donations to fund court challenges of Suncor’s wind project.

    James said Falconer has described appeals to the provincial tribunal as “a long shot.” The tribunal has rejected nearly all of the wind project approval appeals it has heard.

    “But, at this point, we don’t see another option that’s available to them,” James said.

    She added the only way to preserve the right to raise issues with the courts is to first go through the tribunal process.’

    But how would an HONOURABLE court see it?
    So you have to spend money to protect yourself from reckless wind energy fraudsters, some of whom are public servants.
    And there are children involved.

    Seems a bit like EXTORTION .. no?

  2. You’ve got that right!
    Those who don’t have the means to move forward in a process in an attempt to protect themselves, have no chouce but to be pulverized in an attack by the wind company.
    You are correct, some of these wind company people are civil servants. Shameful.
    For the government to allow a company to move forward with a wind turbine project knowing it will cause serious health issues to some people, and for even others-death, is negligent. It is against the law to harm and kill people in Ontario!?! The least that these industries should do with their millions of dollars collected in their Feed In Tarriff program would be expropriate those living too close to the turbines. Nexterror tore down, disrupted the habitat and relicated a Bald Eagles nest. On the other hand, they completely disregard the people and the harm caused by their development. We have voiced our concerns over and over again to the government and wind companies, only to be ignored. Their stupidity will catch up with them. Greed will bite them in the ass. Karma’s a bitch…..

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