By Mark Ribble, Leamington Post
Angry residents demanded answers and Cherrin attempted to diffuse the situation before the Leamington Police Service arrived and had SouthPoint Wind’s Jim Liovas make an announcement to shut the meeting down.
Several hundred people showed up at the Princess Centre Saturday afternoon to voice their concerns over the wind turbine project proposed for Lake Erie by SouthPoint Wind. Continue reading
By Sharon Hill, The Windsor Star, www.windsorstar.com
The construction of offshore wind turbines south of Kingsville could threaten the safety of drinking water for 60,000 people, says Union Water System advisory board manager John Kehoe.
Kehoe said the construction could cause weeks of turbidity in the water.
If the plant can’t filter the muddy water and be sure it is getting out pathogens such as E. coli, it could be shut down, Kehoe said.
“To consistently filter that out over a period of a long time … it would give me concern.
“Obviously, there’s more chance of failure of the treatment if we’re facing that situation.” Continue reading
KINGSVILLE, Ont. — Packing a public meeting at the Lakeside Park Pavilion, about 300 Kingsville residents opened fire on a multibillion-dollar offshore wind project aiming at Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. Continue reading
By Sharon Hill Windsor Star
The province’s Green Energy Act has hamstrung residents’ ability to fight wind turbine proposals for lakes Erie and St. Clair by putting the financial onus on opponents to prove any harm to human health or the environment.
Municipalities need to do hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of studies to fight 715 wind turbines proposed for the two lakes, Gord Meuser, a member of Citizens Against Lake Erie Wind Turbines, told Leamington council Monday. Continue reading
By Ellen van Wageningen www.windstorstar.com
A Leamington-based company that is proposing to put 700 wind turbines in lakes Erie and St. Clair has hired a high-profile Michigan public relations strategist and former spokesman for the mayor of Detroit.
Daniel Cherrin, who was chief communications officer under former Detroit mayor Ken Cockrel Jr., said Thursday he was hired last week by SouthPoint Wind to speak on its behalf about the controversial project. Continue reading
Port Huron, MI Times Herald, www.thetimesherald.com
An Ontario company’s quest to erect 715 wind turbines in the shallows of Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie has many people asking questions — and rightly so.
SouthPoint Wind announced plans last week for a 1,400-megawatt project that would dwarf other Canadian efforts to generate electricity from the wind. It would draw power from 165 turbines off the south shore of Lake St. Clair and 550 turbines near the north shore of Lake Erie. Continue reading
Migration of the Monarchs
Turbines OK’d despite 6,000 signature petition
Hasn’t mankind done enough damage to our planet already? Approximately four years ago, the Ontario government put a moratorium on placing wind turbines in the Great Lakes.
It made perfect sense to protect, at all costs, one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply, the fishery, wildlife, Point Pelee, monarch butterfly migration routes, etc.
Then, they lifted the moratorium and the Liberal government’s new minister of Natural Resources reversed her position in lockstep with the party line to explore all avenues of renewable energy. Continue reading