“The People” vs the Municipality of Kincardine, the Ontario Government and Enbridge.
A small group of landowners are in for the fight of their lives. It has been said that this hearing will set the stage for the future of wind farm development in Ontario.
Today was the first day of the hearing and most of the day was spent figuring out process and time lines. Over the next seven or eight weeks testimony will be heard from people in Ontario and Nova Scotia who have had their lives ruined by the wind turbines near their homes. Setbacks will be questioned as well as noise levels. This small group of people is fighting not just for themselves, but for everyone who is threatened by a wind farm in their neighborhood.
If you followed the wind farm saga you will know that the story is the same everywhere in the world. Agents show up at the door of farmers or rural landowners offering money for their help to create clean renewable energy for the future of the county and their children. Before they know it they have signed a lease for up to twenty years.
Next get the local politicians involved and tell them how a wind farm in their area will create lots of high paying jobs and be a great source of tax dollars.
The last to find out are the people who will be affected by the wind farm. Both the politicians and the wind company assure the people that there will be no problems.
A little research and people are alerted to all kinds of negative effects like noise, flicker, sleep disturbance and property devaluation.
They go to council with their research in hand but it is ignored. They are again assured there will be no problems and that having a wind farm will create jobs, tax dollars and help solve the global warming problem. At this point peoples lives are put on hold while they continue to try and convince their council to look at the well documented problems that can and do occur. Most times they leave shaking their heads and wondering why their council can’t see the obvious.
It’s about the money and they are more than prepared to scarifice you and your property to get it
The real truth about wind farms and wind energy is quite simple. Take most anything they tell you and flip it 180 degrees and you have the truth
A wind farm in your area will creates lots of high paying jobs. Flip that statement 180 degrees and you have the truth.
Wind turbines are quiet. Flip that statement 180 degrees and you have the truth.
You get the idea.
So for the next seven or eight weeks they are going to fight this fight and they intend to win.
To all those fighting the scourge of wind farms around the globe, Don’t Ever Give Up.
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30 April 2007
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