[ 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

Neighbours question Wedgeport wind farm approval  

Credit:  CBC News | www.cbc.ca 20 July 2012 ~~

Some residents of the Municipality of the District of Argyle say the’ve been kept in the dark about a proposed wind farm in the area.

Thursday night, councillors voted to allow a proposed $110-million wind farm that would see Anaia Global Renewable Energies build 25 wind turbines near Wedgeport. Council also increased the set-back from the nearest home to 1,000 metres.

About 50 residents showed up at the meeting to voice their concerns about the development.

Wayne Donaldson thinks the municipality hasn’t been up-front about the project.

“They left us out of the loop altogether,” he said. “We’re concerned about the honesty of the whole process, and we’re concerned about what happens down the road with this noise level, and to our health and our families’ health, and to the neighbourhood.”

Doris Powell’s property overlooks the spot where the turbines would be, “which happens to be Indian burial ground as well as an encampent,” she said. “They’re going to be desecrating some of (the Mi’kmaqs’) most sacred property.”

The decision to approve the wind farm didn’t sit well with Roland Doucet. “You can’t overrule people,” he said. “It’s nice to do all kinds of studies, but bring people in the thing. They’re the people that are going to suffer.”

Anaia Global is now waiting for an environmental assessment from the province, before the project can go ahead.

Source:  CBC News | www.cbc.ca 20 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.