[ 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

Mayor Hope responds to water wells concerns  

Credit:  By Matt Weverink | Blackburn News | July 5, 2017 | blackburnnews.com ~~

Chatham-Kent’s mayor is addressing the latest concerns from local water wells activists with a written statement and a request of his own.

That statement is once again calling for members of Water Wells First (WWF) to provide scientific evidence of their claims.

The emailed response follows a request from WWF for the mayor to take part in an impromptu press conference Wednesday morning.

Mayor Hope points out that while the group is showing off jars with sediment, “there has been nothing brought to the municipality that indicates there is any connection [with wind farm development].”

He says if there is any evidence, the group needs to bring it forward to the authorities.

As for what the municipality is doing to address Well Water First’s concerns, Hope says he wrote a letter to Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change as recently as April, “notifying him of local concerns and asking that the province use its technical and legislative power to ensure all necessary steps are being taken to ensure water quality would not be compromised.”

He also says that while “the municipality doesn’t have the power to approve or prohibit the construction of turbines, it has consistently acted as an advocate for residents.”

The statement closes by saying that North Kent Wind has been conducting local water well testing for local well owners as part of its Renewable Energy Approval and that Otter Creek Wind has also agreed to conduct water well testing for local owners.

Source:  By Matt Weverink | Blackburn News | July 5, 2017 | blackburnnews.com

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.