By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
Opponents of a 92-turbine wind farm Nextera Energy is proposing for north Lambton say they want the company to know they’re not going away. Members of the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group and its supporters protested Wednesday evening at a public meeting Nextera held at Watford’s Centennial Hall.
It was the first of three the company is holding this week. “We continue to protest, mostly just to show Nextera they aren’t welcome here,” said Esther Wrightman, with the wind action group, joined by about 25 other protesters. She said there’s “extreme opposition” in the community to the company’s plans. “If we don’t protest, it’s as if we say, ‘We give up, come on in,’” Wrightman said. “And that’s not how anybody feels.”
Nextera’s meeting was the part of a final round of open houses the company is holding before submitting its project for provincial environmental approval. The Jericho Wind Energy Centre already has a contract to sell power from the proposed turbines into Ontario’s electricity grid. Read article