Wind activists want Lambton Shores to take a tougher stand with wind energy companies

stw-wind-response MarcelleSarnia Lambton Independent
Local anti-wind activists are worried Lambton Shores officials are not making tough enough demands nor asking the right questions on the two wind energy projects in the community. Lambton Shores preparing its comments on the Suncor Energy project (62 turbines) and NextEra Energy (92 turbines) which will be within the municipal boundaries.

The municipality planned to hire a consultant to comb through the binders of questions to be answered but found any firm with expertise in the area was already employed by the wind energy companies. Marcelle Brooks, spokesperson for Middlesex Lambton Wind Concern, has looked at the municipal response to both projects and has one major concern. In both documents, the municipality states the turbines are equipped with sensors which automatically shut down if abnormal amounts of noise is found.

The sound waves are one of the major concerns of the people opposed to wind energy who say the sound can cause headaches, sleeplessness and tinnitus. “I question where that information was obtained,” says Brooks. In fact, in an email to anti-wind activist one of NextEra’s consultants debunks the idea. “The turbines can be shut down remotely but not as a result of achieving a certain sound limit,” writes Derek Dudek in an email. “The 40 decibels is not measured at the turbine but rather at the receptor location (nearby homes.)” Read article

3 thoughts on “Wind activists want Lambton Shores to take a tougher stand with wind energy companies

  1. Excerpt:
    “The wind activist is also surprised by the municipality’s stand on the placement of turbines near the municipality’s industrial park in Forest. The planner wants to see them further away from the park than the 550 meter provincial limit.”

    Why?

    Afraid the wind turbines are going to make workers at the industrial park sick, and that they’ll make complaints to Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board?

  2. Good luck with Lambton Shores,Forest division,majority are in in public office to do what they like. They have the mind set that they are trustees and we are the administrators. I found out in my thirteen years this town very little happens when sh it should hit the fan. And these arrogant servants lack morality and town folks go back to there own program and keep their mouths shut and if you were not brought up here you are an outsider and should not complain. That is my personal feeling.

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