By Neil Bowen, Sarnia Observer
A judge’s ruling on the validity of Plympton-Wyoming’s wind turbine bylaws won’t come quickly. Following Wednesday’s submissions in Sarnia Superior Court Justice Marc Garson said the public wants careful review of the case and issuing a decision in two weeks would be like a Christmas wish list.
Garson also told approximately 50 spectators in the court the decision would not be a universal remedy for wind-power issues. Suncor Energy challenged the bylaw stating the requirement for turbines to be two kilometres from any other property prohibits construction of any wind turbines in the town.
Suncor is planning to build 47 wind turbines in Lambton County capable of producing 100 megawatts of power. That power would be less than half a percent of Ontario’s peak power demand. While the decision is awaited, Suncor and town officials discuss a possible resolution of the conflict. Midway through the day Garson requested discussions between the two parties based on the Town’s acknowledgment the bylaws may need modification. Read article