Local anti-wind power group members are hoping to kill a planned turbine project by flooding an upcoming comment period with concerns. Suncor Energy’s request for provincial environmental approval to build 46 wind turbines for its Cedar Point Wind Power Project in Lambton County is now posted on Ontario’s Environmental Registry for a public comment period that ends Jan. 19.
The residents’ group, We’re Against Industrial Wind Turbines in Plympton-Wyoming (WAIT-PW), has been fighting the project and it’s urging supporters to inundate the registry with comments and concerns. Spokesperson Ingrid Willemsen said it’s expected Suncor will be required to respond to each comment, and the group’s aim is to prevent the project from meeting the province’s deadlines for it be built.
“The name of the game is to delay the project,” she said. Willemsen added the group has concerns about the timing of the comment period. “We’re just a little disappointed that it’s right over the holidays, because it doesn’t lend itself for us to have time for proper feedback,” she said. Read article