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Niagara Escarpment not the place for wind turbines  

Credit:  The Sun Times, www.owensoundsuntimes.com ~~

We live on the Niagara Escarpment, a phenomenon so unique and beautiful, so fragile and precious that it has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve.

It shares this distinction with and is comparable in ecological significance to the Galapagos Islands, the Ruins of Pompeii, Yellowstone National Park and the Serengeti Desert, to name only a few. Under its World Biosphere Reserve designation, the Escarpment features merit worthy of protection by UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It is cherished for its natural environment. The Escarpment’s beauty, flora and fauna draw thousands of people yearly to walk the trails and take in its majesty, and now, literally in the shadow of this jewel, we are to see rise dozens of 300-foot – taller than parts of the scarp face itself in places – concrete and steel monoliths – Industrial Wind Turbines.

Do you for one moment think that Industrial Wind Turbines are going to pop up amidst the Ruins of Pompeii or Galapagos Islands, no matter how “green” their energy is purported to be?

Wind power may have its time and place, but in its present form it is not here, not at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. It may not be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but it is our Wonder!

Gayle Doherty
Owen Sound

Source:  The Sun Times, www.owensoundsuntimes.com

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