Plea for help from New Brunswick

by Dean Dean Fitzsimmons, Campobello Island, NB
I am a retired Chief Warrant Officer (30 yrs – RCAF) who made my career in demolition/ bombs/ safety etc. and taught safety practices to the RCMP as well as military personnel. I was born on Campobello  Island, NB, and now have retired here.

Last year without the knowledge of residents in the peaceful hamlet of Welshpool, Campobello island, a project was approved by our newly formed and inexperienced Rural Community of Campobello Council, and who also sent a letter of support for the project initiated by an American resident who owns land here who started the project through a little known American wind turbine company.

We have a documented paper which happened to highlight a study on the same company and model number projected to be erected here which states the absolute contrary to what the turbine company has stated, and which is parroted by our Mayor!  The residents of Welshpool are totally opposed to this project. The proposed average setback distance is approximately ½ mile however; a motel, restaurant and bakery are situated much closer! Our Council has remained silent and does not take our grave concerns regarding the unsafe setback, ice chard throw, possible turbine malfunction andfire (dangerous on a small island), devaluation of property, infra and lowfrequency noise that is so detrimental to health issues (especially those with pre-existing conditions of which there are many!) into consideration, developing a cavalier approach to it all.

Our elected representative for our ward did not even notify us regarding this project and no topical agendas for the meetings were posted. We have all made numerous protests through the Council, our representative, our Provincial and Federal representatives, aswell as other avenues at our disposal. We have a vast collection of documents written by the scientific community that are documented and credible. We are opposed to the turbine being erected in our small community! Yet the beat apparently goes on, with no response from anybody! We are being victimized by big dollars and green greed while everybody knows, around the world, that the wind turbines are unsustainable and not viable. It is all about green credits, subsidies and land leased rental fees, regardless of the detrimental effects to the victims forced to live within unsafe parameters of the wind turbines. They are taking them down in Germany as they have recognized the problems and are scurrying to build coal generating and nuclear plants! Where is the wakeup call for the government and local officials? We need your help.

Please write a letter of support, against the installation of this turbine in our peaceful community of Welshpool! We need responsible citizens of Canada to stand up with us and for us.

We are getting desperate for support although many wonderful organizations have been so very helpful and we are most appreciative, we are not making any headway that we can track thus far, after weeks of work!

Direct as follows and thank you

Clerk/Treasurer: PaulineAlexander-Beckwith
Contact Information:
924 Rte 774 – Unit 3
Welshpool, NB E5E 1B1
Tel: (506) 752-9181
Fax: (506) 752-2961
campobelloclerk@yahoo.ca

11 thoughts on “Plea for help from New Brunswick

  1. The most direct action to be taken here which will have immediate effects is to basically attack your Municipal Council who has sold out the township. Flood the Council Chambers as often as possible as the public has a legal right to be present at all Council Meetings. You don’t need to be on an agenda or even have a presentation to make. Just sit through every meeting staring at the dysfunctional idiots who sold you out! Round up your neighbours and organize a never ending protest. In other words, make the Council’s lives a literal misery!
    All across our Province it seems Municipalities that have sold out their electorate have all “dug in” and are being very combative with opposition to their destructive greedy plans on Wind. It’s all well and good to march on the Provincial Government seat of power, but we have to start taking back our power at the bottom first……that’s at the Municipal level!

    • ah – huh – thebiggreenlie –

      ‘[excerpt] Last year without the knowledge of residents in the peaceful hamlet of Welshpool, Campobello island, a project was approved by our newly formed and inexperienced Rural Community of Campobello Council, and who also sent a letter of support for the project initiated by an American resident who owns land here who started the project through a little known American wind turbine company.’

      All politics – are local politics!
      To actually find out what happens behind the scenes –
      …there’s more to this – with so many ‘conflicts of interest’ –

      What’s offensive? –
      sweeping it under the table – as though it never happened.

  2. The proposed average setback distance is approximately ½ mile however; a motel, restaurant and bakery are situated much closer!

    As per letter from our wind developer restaurants are not identified as noise receptors, so I presume the same goes for bakeries and motels. See below:

    In response to your inquiry regarding receptor numbers for the Port Dover and Nanticoke Wind Project, under the Renewable Energy Approvals process, restaurants are not identified within the regulation as a noise receptor. However, in the case of Floyds Bar and Grill located at 429 South Coast Drive, R.R. #2 Nanticoke, during the sound modelling for the Project a virtual receptor (location that is modeled in the Project planning as if a residence were present), V2698, was located adjacent to this location. The nearest proposed turbine site would be T527 and the distance from 429 South Coast to this turbine site is 571 metres.

    Thank you for response to my email from April 2nd.

    Can you explain why a restaurant is not classified as a noise receptor? Although customers come and go throughout the business day, our business operates from 7:00am until 10:00pm and has staff there that would be constantly exposed to the effects of the closest turbine T527 and the cumulative effects from the other SEVEN in such close proximity. In addition the staff spend the majority of their time in the kitchen not the parking lot.

  3. Good advice Biggreenlie. Dean from NB, giv’em both barrels. I have been at it for 4 years. My home is unliveable, unsellable; I was on the verge of death, thanks to the industrial wind industry and our government. Keep at it Dean. Pound that pavement. Momentum is building. People are angry. I for one of many, am not going away. We are going to blow those bastards out of the water. Case closed.

  4. Floyds
    what is the legal description of a receptor in NB? Plumbing, hydro, septic system, kitchen/cooking facilites, etc? If so, see if you can find a way to argue that while no one lives/sleeps there, they could given all the facilities? Though why not a motel either? Very strange. Don’t know the legislation in NB but you need to find out the details on that.

    • OntRes
      I am in Southern Ontario, in Haldimand County – we have three giant companies attacking the entire shore of Lake Erie from one end of the county to the other. There is only one place that there are no industrial wind turbines planned for – it is in the industrial park – where we have Nanticoke Coal Fired Generating Station, US Steel & Esso Refinery – how strange is that??

  5. It gets very discouraging. Unless we can all somehow start banding together to stop this thing I think the green greed will continue. Personally, I’m happy you have 1/2 mile; in the US most setbacks I’m familar with are less that 1/4 of a mile from a home. You’re best bet is a lawsuit if you find that someone in the council who had land they were going to lease and got something to gain — Look for something they did inappropriately. Our commissioners turn a blind eye to anything stated unless it’s by the wind company. In your public testimony make sure the wind company reps. are sworn in. Often those people aren’t sworn in and can say whatever they like. Each of us who are being assaulted by the wind industry are trying to protect our homes, families and way of life while at the same time environmental groups are trying to find ways to accommodate wind and our governments hand over the “green cash” to the wind companies.

  6. What is the name of the wind company/developer? Yes, sworn in so what they say is recorded. Some people do live in motels and pay by the week or month.

    • What state is this wind company incorporated in so the identitiy of the principals can be revealed? Does the fellow who brought this company in have any financial interest in this wind company or is he only leasing land to them? Same goes for the local council members.

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