Innisfil, Ontario, October 25, 2008 – Twenty-two wind action groups representing thousands of concerned Ontario citizens have joined forces to create Wind Concerns Ontario. This province-wide coalition promotes awareness of the true impacts of industrial wind power facilities on our health, environment, economy and quality of life.
Wind Concerns Ontario provides a strong, unified voice of opposition to the unchecked rush to locate over six hundred forty massive industrial wind turbines across the province in the last 5 years without the benefit of full environmental assessment. Plans to locate thousands more at an accelerated schedule, with even less oversight are tearing apart the very fabric of rural Ontario. Along with their transformers, transmission lines, overhead distribution wires and substations these industrial wind turbines threaten people and the environment in serene, historic, rural communities, on prime agricultural land, migratory bird paths, close to sensitive wetlands, designated wildlife areas and pristine shorelines.
Wind Concerns Ontario is in favour of environmentally sound solutions to our energy demands and environmental challenges. However hundreds of published reports from scientists, engineers, physicians and environmentalists refute misleading claims by wind power developers that industrial wind technology will be either effective or harmless.
Wind Concerns Ontario is committed to informing the people of Ontario as to the whole truth about industrial wind power.
MEMBERS TO DATE:
Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County
Bruce Highlands Concerned Citizens
Bruce Area Wind Action Group
Chatham-Kent Wind Action Group
Coalition to Protect Amherst Island
Coalition of Residents –Tiny
Dawn-Euphemia Action Group
Dufferin Wind Action
Essex County Wind Action Group
Friends of Arran Lake
Grey Highlands Wind Action Group
Middlesex Wind Action group
Oxford Wind Action Group
Preserve Grey Highlands
SOS Renfrew County
Skydive Toronto Inc.
Wolfe Island Residents for the Environment
For more information contact:
Wind Concerns Ontario
w. 416 481-6424
c. 647 588-8647