Patrick Brennan, The Chronicle
A group protesting wind turbines in Dutton/Dunwich took their case to the streets Thursday, greeting guests arriving for a Christmas party sponsored by the company.
Approximately 22 residents carrying protest signs, greeted traffic arriving at the Dutton/Dunwich Community Centre for a Christmas party. Protesters were peaceful and simply handed out an information sheet before allowing vehicles to come in off the street and park.
“Concerned Dutton/Dunwich residents have established a group to formally opposed to industrial wind turbines projects proposed for this community,” read a handout from the group. Invenergy has been negotiating with landowners for leases in Dutton/Dunwich that would allow to erect wind turbines.
In recent discussions with Dutton/Dunwich, the company has said it is no longer interested in participating in public meetings on green energy, but will hold stakeholder meetings instead. The company told Dutton/Dunwich Laurie Spence Bannerman it is not interested in being part of the meetings because the earlier ones tended to turn into shouting matches. Ric Walford, a spokesman for the citizen’s group, said it wanted the company to be clear on where large groups of residents stood when it came to wind turbines. Read article