[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind turbine assessment process a 'rubber stamp'  

Re: Ontario Guidelines Protect Birds From Wind Turbines, Jan. 15, by David Timm.

As a well-paid lobbyist for a multibillion-dollar energy industry, I would expect this type of response from Mr. Timm.

There are certainly no adequate policies and processes in place to guide responsible wind development in Ontario. Your lobby group was given free reign to write policy word for word by the government in power. I believe, if your lobby group had its way, there would be no restrictions on where you can set up shop.The Canadian Wildlife Services has bowed down to your group and agreed not to make bird mortality information available to the public.

The environmental assessment process for industrial turbines is a farce.

No full assessment has been granted for any wind farm in Ontario. All projects have been rubber-stamped at the review level.

When I asked one of your Canadian Wind Energy Association colleagues if he thought it was responsible to site a large wind facility a short distance from Holiday Beach, he responded “the government allows us to do it.”

You claim Erie Shores Wind Farm shows no significant bird mortality. What do you define as significant? I have no way to rebut this claim, as you have ensured this data has been kept from the public.

CanWEA is not an environmental group. They are industrial lobbyists whose job it is to minimize the negative.

Maureen Anderson

Essex County Wind Action Group

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

essexcountywind.wordpress.com

26 January 2008

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: