Sarnia Observer, Paul Morden
Fresh gravel roads cut through corn and soybean fields, and cranes swing on the horizon as the 92-turbine Jericho Wind Energy project rises this summer in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township. It’s the first large wind energy project in Lambton County that, until now, has only been home to three small sites with a total of 14 turbines. And, as wind projects often do, Jericho has brought controversy and hard feelings to the farm community.
“I often get painted by the brush of being too supportive of them, but I’m not,” said Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber, a retired dairy farmer and 14-year veteran of council.
Weber said he believes the municipality must follow the law, and Ontario’s laws allow wind projects to be built. “We have to do the best we can to minimize the impacts, without spending a lot of money to fight something that’s actually the law.” Read article