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Locals support killing wind farm deal  

Credit:  Story by Laura Carney, Blackburn News, cksyfm.com 12 May 2011 ~~

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak is getting local support for his plan to cancel the feed-in-tariff program.

Monica Elmes, spokesperson with Chatham-Kent Wind Action says their group also supports Hudak’s plan to scrap a 7-billion dollar deal with Samsung if he gets elected this fall.

Elmes says she’s not seeing any environmental benefits for the turbines that are up and she believes landscapes are being ruined.

She adds “In fact, we’re paying over a windy weekend when we didn’t need the energy the turbines were producing, we had to pay over $4 million for the U.S. to take the electricity from us because of the contracts that have been signed.”

Elmes also states “I kinda resent paying an exorbitant amount of money for my electricity…and you know it’s going to subsidise a farmer and as a farmer myself, i don’t think that’s a good way to subsidise agriculture.”

Source:  Story by Laura Carney, Blackburn News, cksyfm.com 12 May 2011

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