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North Perth endorses livestock wind turbine concerns letter  

Credit:  Written by Shelley Miller-Cameron, Reporter | May 9th, 2013 | blackburnnews.com ~~

Those fighting to stop a proposed wind turbine project in the North Perth area are keeping the pressure on.

The latest in a string of presentations to Council was made by a local Dairy Farmer.

Steve Dolson claims the vibrant livestock industry and related support businesses could be at risk.

Dolson explains no one seems to know what the impact of a large wind development on livestock will be and does not want the area to be a test case.

He contends some urban politicians do not understand rural Ontario so it is important to send a clear message about the prime agricultural land and vibrant local livestock industry involved.

North Perth Council is endorsing a letter from Dolson to the Premier and other Provincial authorities urging special consideration of the unique area.

Invenergy Canada is proposing a 26 wind turbine project called the “Conestogo Wind Energy Centre” involving properties in the municipality and neighbouring Perth East.

At least publicly, supporters have not been nearly as vocal as opponents.

Dolson suggests there are too many unknowns with wind turbines:

Dolson feels some urban politicians do not understand rural Ontario so it is important to keep sending a clear message:

Source:  Written by Shelley Miller-Cameron, Reporter | May 9th, 2013 | blackburnnews.com

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