Chatham Daily News
A request for adjournment concerning an appeal of the South Kent Wind Warm has been turned down, according to a staff member of the appellant’s lawyer. Chatham-Kent Wind Action Group Inc. was seeking more time in order to line up witnesses, since multiple hearings are taking place in the province. The group is being represented by Toronto-based Eric Gillespie.
The Environmental Review Tribunal hearing is set to resume Aug. 30 at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre. The 124-turbine project — a joint venture between Samsung and Pattern Energy — has received conditional approval from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. CKWAG appealed the project citing potential health impacts.
Lawyer Eric Gillespie states, “The landowners who signed contracts to host wind turbines on their lands are being held liable, as well as the wind developers.
No longer is the recent Wiggins legal action against WPD’s proposed Fairview wind development and the turbine lease holder Beattie Brothers Ltd. a David vs. Goliath challenge. As a result of multiple meetings held in Collingwood with Eric Gillespie, lawyer for John and Sylvia Wiggins in their initial turbine lawsuit, twenty (20) more local Clearview landowners have become participants in two separate collective actions opposing the wind proposal. The claims are for alleged property devaluation and loss of use and enjoyment of the plaintiffs’ lands. Continue reading
A small wind farm in Thamesville, Ont., is the centre of a big debate over the health effects of wind turbines.
Opponents who claim wind turbines are bad for people’s health are challenging government approval of an eight-tower wind farm called Kent Breeze. Continue reading