[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

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.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky