[ 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

Tranquil trail no place for power line, says group  

Prince Edward Island Trails Inc. is upset with Maritime Electric’s plan to build a high voltage line along a section of the Confederation Trail.

The 64-kilometre line will run from O’Leary to Sherbrooke, just outside Summerside, and is being built to accommodate a major expansion to the wind farm at West Cape. The plan calls for some of the lines to run along a section of the Confederation Trail near Summerside.

“When we initially turned the rails to trails … the vision was to take this section of land and trails, and people can utilize it to get away from the busy highways and roads, and the gas fumes and everything else that’s created, and allow them a setting that’s tranquil,” P.E.I. Trails president Denis Dunne told CBC News on Wednesday.

Maritime Electric said using the trail as part of the route is the most feasible location, and it will do everything it can not to damage the trail.

The company has also been receiving complaints from residents along the route of the new power line who are concerned about the possible detrimental health effects of living near a high-voltage line.

Maritime Electric maintains there is no proof that electromagnetic fields can cause health problems.

CBC News

17 April 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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter