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Wind turbine issue still up in the air  

Credit:  By CATHY PELLETIER, THE CHRONICLE, www.dunnvillechronicle.com 15 September 2010 ~~

Until it can be determined whether wind turbines adversely affect the health of its citizens or not, Haldimand will join forces with 67 Ontario municipalities that are asking for a moratorium on wind turbines.

Councillor Buck Sloat asked that a resolution be drafted stating Council members have input into site erection.

“Previously, they made it very clear that you had to be a willing host,” said Sloat.

“But now that has gone out the door and I think we need to get that back on the agenda. I think we want to be concerned more from a planning perspective than a health perspective,” he added.

Councillor Craig Grice agreed.

“I don’t think any of us are doctors. Our residents need to have input and be aware. The main concern I have is that the public seems to have very little input. Our Council has virtually no say through the Green Energy Act and the province is turning a blind eye to it.”

“One of the big concerns is the appearance of the province approving these without the approval of municipalities,” said Councillor Lorne Boyko.

Source:  By CATHY PELLETIER, THE CHRONICLE, www.dunnvillechronicle.com 15 September 2010

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