Members of a group called Lake Superior Action Research Conservation (LSARC) protested outside the Civic Centre on Wednesday as federal, provincial and city officials gathered to promote a natural resources business networking conference this fall.
LSARC is opposed to wind developments proposed for the Bow Lake area and the Goulais River area north of Sault Ste. Marie.
“We think (wind power) is a waste of taxpayer money, we think it’s a scam and it should be stopped,” said George Browne, a spokesperson for the group, based in Montreal River.
The protest took place in solidarity with protesters outside a Feed In Tariff Forum in Toronto where policymakers, developers, contractors, manufacturers in the renewable energy sector were to meet.