The group Manvers Wind Concerns (MWC) and the Cham Shan Buddhist Temple filed the appeal on Dec. 23. Coun. Stauble said when five wind turbines for wpd Canada’s Sumac Ridge project were approved in December, the Province virtually ignored the 2,874 comments from the public opposing the turbines.
In an interview on Monday (Dec. 30), Coun. Stauble said she and MWC have received several inquiries from people who said they had not been “properly consulted by the developer” about the controversial wind turbines. The project will include five turbines, but the proposed locations are in direct conflict with the Cham Shan Temple, a potential $100 million project that has been planned for the area for 20 years. “The irony and tragedy of this is it was supposed to be that the Green Energy Act protected people’s health…now it’s sinking in,” Coun. Stauble said.
She pointed to a provincially appointed study by the University of Waterloo that links sleep disturbance and inner ear problems to wind turbine noise, saying, “It doesn’t matter if it is a direct or indirect link…if people are getting sick, they’re getting sick.” She said a car seat manufacturer is required to prove the seat is safe for children, but when it comes to wind turbines, “the community is required to prove there are no [adverse] health effects. “It’s backwards.” Read article