Demonstrators back Town of Plympton-Wyoming’s efforts in David and Goliath-like battle

Suncor BullySarnia Observer, Barbara Simpson
Jutting a thumbs-up out the window of a black SUV, Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper arrived at the Sarnia courthouse to a hero’s welcome Wednesday morning. About 30 demonstrators cheered and waved signs of support as the mayor rolled into the courthouse for the first day of the hearing into Suncor’s lawsuit against the Town of Plympton-Wyoming.

Sporting a sign listing the names of town councillors deemed ‘our heroes,’ Plympton-Wyoming resident Audrey Chapman said she applauded town council’s resolve to refuse to back down against the wind developer. “They decided to take the big corporation on,” she said. “It’s a David and Goliath situation.”

Suncor is suing the town over a series of bylaws meant to protect the interests of Plympton-Wyoming residents when it comes to wind energy projects. These include turbines being built at least two kilometres from neighbours – up from the 550-metre setback currently required by the province – and wind companies paying a $200,000 deposit per turbine to ensure each one is taken down at the end of its lifespan. Read article

3 thoughts on “Demonstrators back Town of Plympton-Wyoming’s efforts in David and Goliath-like battle

  1. Plympton-Wyoming’s Mayor and Councillors are what “real people’s representatives” should be….honest, democratic and brave public servants!!!!!…..regardless of how much the present Liberal Government disdains “Democratic Rights of Citizens” and the RIGHT of having a safe, healthy and prosperous place to live, not to mention the bully tactics being used by a Wind Company who’s only interest is in perpetuating the Enronesque type of FRAUD called Wind Energy, This Mayor deserves SUPPORT from every Free and Democracy loving Municipality in Ontario!………………Unite to Defeat these carpet baggers!

  2. I can not understand why the wind companies do not want to pay the decommissioning fees up front when they do have to pay them anyways once a turbine gets dismantled … OH wait a second… they never plan on taking them down …. that’s why.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *