Blackburn News, Janice MacKay
NextEra Energy will begin construction on the 60 turbine Goshen Wind farm in South Huron and Bluewater thanks to approval from the Ministry of Environment. Spokesperson Josee Hernandez says site preparation for the 300-million dollar project will begin within a few weeks . Hernandez says the fact that both communities have declared themselves unwilling hosts will not stop the project from moving ahead.
She says, “I mean, getting the approval from the Ministry of Environment basically states that this project has you know met all the requirements and that it is going to be a project that will fit in with all of the environmental sectors, all of the social, and all of the you know the studies that we’ve done to make sure that this project is a good fit”. Hernandez says they have addressed concerns expressed about the impact of the giant turbines on migrating birds like tundra swans. Read article