Wind turbine projects alarm McNaughton

Bev. Monte and Rex CrawfordPetrolia Topic
There are more wind turbines coming to the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding, and that alarms Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton. Already home to about 100 wind turbines, McNaughton said there are up to 1,000 wind turbines in the project stage and are scheduled to be constructed in the near future in the mostly-rural riding.

“We know that more contacts are being approved,” McNaughton said. As the provincial legislature heads back to work this week, McNaughton said he is preparing to fight against the Green Energy Act. He said he would like to see municipalities have more veto power about having wind turbines. A number of municipalities, including Dawn-Euphemia, have passed resolutions saying they are unwilling hosts of future wind turbines.

“I am going to hammer the government and encourage them to support that,” McNaughton said, noting that local decisions should be made by local governments. Read article

6 thoughts on “Wind turbine projects alarm McNaughton

  1. 1,000 turbines means that there were numerous options signed in this area and all have gag orders.
    It’s impossible for this geographic area to host and sustain this number of turbines. But developers don’t care as long as they get their money.
    There are still too many rural Ontarians who don’t understand the other issues involved in Ontario IWTs. Afraid many can only discuss health related issues and nothing else.
    These other issues go hand in hand with the health issues.

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