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Wilson Introduces Petition that Calls for a Moratorium on Wind Turbine Developments

(February 25, 2013) For official hansard transcript click below.

Official Records for 25 February 2013 - HANSARD TRANSCRIPT 

WIND TURBINES
 
Mr. Jim Wilson: “To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
 
“Whereas we, the residents of Clearview township and neighbouring townships, oppose the wpd Canada Fairview wind farm project on Fairgrounds Road and all wind energy projects in Clearview township; and
 
“Whereas we support the petition of mayors and councillors from 80 municipalities, farm organizations, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, which petition requested that the province place an immediate moratorium on all wind projects until an independent and comprehensive health study has determined that turbine noise is safe to human health, amongst other things; and
 
“Whereas wpd Canada’s Fairview wind project violates the OLS airspace and usability of registered aerodromes in Clearview, including Collingwood Regional Airport and Stayner field, and wpd Canada’s draft renewal energy approvals reports do not recognize these impacts or the jurisdiction of the government of Canada; and
 
“Whereas wpd Canada is seeking final approval from the province for the Fairview wind project prior to completion of the federal Health Canada study and prior to federal actions to protect aviation safety;
 
“We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
 
“That the government of Ontario agree and accept that until the federal health study is completed and federal aeronautical zoning is in place, it will immediately take whatever action is necessary to give full effect to a moratorium on all wind turbine development in Ontario, including all projects for which final approval has not yet been given.”
 
I want to thank Betty Schneider for sending these petitions to me.

 

 


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