[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

No more turbines  

Credit:  Orangeville Banner | www.orangeville.com 18 July 2012 ~~

The Issue: Industrial wind turbines

Our View: Halt approvals until health study complete

In light of Health Canada’s recent decision to study the health effects of industrial wind turbines, the provincial government must put a moratorium on their approval.

Until the study is complete, and any recommendations that come as a result are implemented, no more must be allowed to go up.

Several politicians, including Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson, have joined in calling for a moratorium.
“Health Canada is concerned enough that they have launched a comprehensive scientific study into the health effects on residents living near industrial wind turbines,” he said in a news release.

The provincial government should have initiated an independent study of its own several years ago, but instead decided to play ostrich – burying its head in the sand as complaints mount.

Officials argue there are no studies that definitively show a problem, yet they’ve refused to take actions to determine the root cause of the plethora of concerns that have been brought forward.

For her part, Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones has urged federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to include our area in the Health Canada study.

“Many Dufferin families have written to me about how these industrial turbines affect their health and well-being,” she said in a news release.

“Residents of Dufferin-Caledon have first-hand knowledge about the impact of industrial wind turbines and would provide a well-informed perspective for the Health Canada study.”

It’s a shame we had to wait for a federal ministry to step up to the plate, but at least someone is willing to take residents complaints seriously. The Banner has been reporting on alleged negative health impacts from industrial turbines for years now.

To learn more about what’s been happening locally, visit orangeville.com and check out our Wind Turbines hot topic near the top of the page.

Source:  Orangeville Banner | www.orangeville.com 18 July 2012

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 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 $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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