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Lawyer says wind farm ruling a success 

Credit:  Story by Dave Richie, Blackburn News, country929.com 19 July 2011 ~~

The lawyer representing the appellants in the Kent Breeze Wind Farm hearing says headway in the fight against turbines has been made.

Eric Gillespie, counsel for Chatham-Kent Wind Action and Katie Erickson, says the tribunal’s acknowledgement that industrial turbines can harm human health is a big step forward.

“I think it’s fair to say that the case has advanced the concerns of people regarding industrial wind turbines quite a considerable distance,” says Gillespie. “While it hasn’t achieved the ultimate outcome, it appears to be a very large step forward.”

Gillespie says new information has come to light from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, through a Freedom of Information request.

He says it could provide ammo to appeal the decision.

Source:  Story by Dave Richie, Blackburn News, country929.com 19 July 2011

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