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Residents pack wind farm meeting  

AMHERSTBURG – About 150 people packed the Malden Community & Cultural Centre Sunday afternoon to hear the views of some of the people opposed to the proposed wind farms in the area.

The event was hosted by Bill Anderson and his wife Maureen. Anderson doesn’t believe the time is right for the area to build wind farms until more in known about this way of creating electricity.

“We think this isn’t the answer (wind farms). We have found out that wind power may not work,” he said.

In a video that Anderson showed the audience a video about some citizens in a small town in Pennsylvania who are opposed to the wind farm. The citizens cited noise from the turbines and large shadows that affect their livestock and also their everyday lives.

Anderson told the audience that Gengrowth, the proposed builders of the wind farm in the area, were invited but never responded to repeated attempts to contact them.

“We have asked four times for a meeting with Gengrowth and they have never returned our calls.”

One farmer in attendance who raises live stock disputed Anderson’s claim that Gengrowth won’t return phone calls. The farmer said he has talked to people within the company and they have been helpful in providing information so he could make an informed decision.

According to Anderson, there are currently there are wind farm projects being discussed for Malden, between Malden and Harrow, Colchester, 3 projects in Anderdon and eight more projects being planned for the rest of Essex County.
Gengrowth will hold an information meeting on February 15 at 5-9 at the Amherstburg Community Church at 125 Alma St. where people can come out and learn more about their plans.

By Echo Staff


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