Re: Consumers hitting green ‘ceiling,’ Business, Sept. 28. In this article Tom Heintzman, president of Bullfrog Power, was quoted as saying: “When wind becomes a little more normal and a little bit more common, we’ll all get used to it.”
For over two years now, I have been advocating for safe placement of industrial wind turbine developments to protect the health and well-being of Ontario’s rural families. The same demand for vastly improved turbine, transmission line and substation siting is coming from countries all over the world. The adverse health effects from turbines have become a global issue. I would not expect an industry person to discredit their own product.
We have simply asked the government to look at why so many people are getting sick after turbines are built so closely to homes. Why are so many moving away, why have some abandoned their homes or farmed their kids out to relatives? Why are healthy people so tired and sick after the startup of turbines in their area? Why do they improve when they leave their homes and get sick again when they return? They most definitely are not getting “used to it” nor are people getting “used to it” in Europe.
We need a moratorium on all turbine development until we look at the problems occurring with the first lot of them already installed by doing independent, third party studies. The regulations in Ontario, the ones the government admits they cannot even measure for compliance, are not going to help the honest, hard-working people unfortunate enough to be in the path of the thousands more turbines planned for this province.
Lorrie Gillis, Flesherton