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Questions go unanswered in wind turbine debate  

Re: Wind Turbine Proponents Want Unfettered Reign, Jan. 8, by Austen Hughes.

Mr. Hughes states that he believes the process of turbine planning may confuse all parties involved. It is my belief that the turbine companies are leading the confusion.

I live in Amherstburg and the company involved with turbines here is Gengrowth. They held one meeting last year and there has been no response to the questions presented to them at this meeting. Even the Jones Group failed to address these issues and Amherstburg, so far, has reserved saying anything.

I guess that’s better than the politicians in Lakeshore and Kingsville who did not even wait for the results of the Jones Group report, in effect wasting in taxpayers money.

What happens if the home values are reduced because of their proximity to turbines? Are the turbine companies or the towns or farmers prepared to reimburse these people for their losses?

What happens if the turbines create a noise or health concern?

Are the turbine companies, towns and farmers prepared to limit operations to business hours during the week and assist those whose health may be affected?

What happens if banks refuse to mortgage a home near turbines? (This has already happened.) Are the turbine companies or towns or farmers prepared to help financially?

As far as I, and most of my neighbours, are concerned, this is a money grab by farmers and turbine companies and it is an extremely poor and expensive way to produce power.

Mick MacCorquodale


The Windsor Star

12 January 2008

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