Turbines OK’d despite 6,000 signature petition
Hasn’t mankind done enough damage to our planet already? Approximately four years ago, the Ontario government put a moratorium on placing wind turbines in the Great Lakes.
It made perfect sense to protect, at all costs, one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply, the fishery, wildlife, Point Pelee, monarch butterfly migration routes, etc.
Then, they lifted the moratorium and the Liberal government’s new minister of Natural Resources reversed her position in lockstep with the party line to explore all avenues of renewable energy.
Forget her oath to protect the environment. South Point Wind of Leamington tries to underplay the number of turbines they have requested as only “15” but forget to add the “for now.”
Our great leaders, in their infinite wisdom, are allowing South Point to do their own environmental assessments and hold meetings on the subject. Has anyone ever heard the term conflict of interest?
Whoever South Point hires to complete the environmental assessment will be paid by South Point.
The bottom line is, it has to be cheaper to build these things on land and that is where they belong.
Over 6,000 petition signatures were ignored by the government and South Point Wind. Perhaps changing of the guard and a boycott of Liovas family-owned companies is now in order.
L. H. Bezaire, Kingsville