For a summery offering to the Manvers Wind Concerns website please enjoy this picture of a Bobolink perched on a rock pile in front of a blue marker indicating the site of proposed Sumac Ridge Wind Turbine #3.
Follow the link to Ministry of Natural Resources for Bobolink: Species At Risk
Please note that Esther Wrightman of the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group, also the owner of the Ontario Wind Resistance website, will be on Goldhawk today at 12:15 to discuss the SLAPP suit filed against her by U.S. energy giant NextEra. You can listen live at zoomerradio.ca wherever you are.
After years of behind-the-scenes bullying of individuals and municipalities by various wind power developers, and by the wind power lobby as a whole which has characterized the opposition as a “fringe” and “not credible”, one developer has taken the extreme step of actually suing someone who opposes them.
See the notice and information here: http://www.zoomerradio.ca/shows/goldhawk-fights-back/on-tuesday-june-111th-gfb-tom-carrothers/
Toronto, May 30, 2013–
Without a commitment to respect the wishes of Ontario’s rural and small urban communities with regard to huge wind power projects, and no details on the future of existing power contracts, the Ontariogovernment’s announcement today
of changes to the renewable energy program is an empty gesture, says Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO).
“No means no,” says President Jane Wilson. “Communities all over the province have said they are not willing hosts to wind power projects, and the real problems of health impacts and reduced property values.”
Today’s announcement is an admission that the Green Energy Act has been a failure, Wilson adds. “There are no details here. What about communities who don’t want the power projects but FIT contracts were awarded? Will those projects still be approved?”
WCO has long called for an end to the subsidy program and a return of local land use planning powers. “Ontario communities have been ripped apart by this government’s policies—this announcement
hasn’t changed anything.”
Thank-you Mayor McGee and Councillor Stauble for pushing back wpdCanada. And thank-you for reminding them that the City of Kawartha Lakes has been declared “Not a Willing Host”.
CKL ‘not a willing host’ for turbines | Local | News | The Lindsay Post
Thank you to all who submitted objections and concerns to the Ministry of the Environment EBR for the proposed Sumac Ridge Wind Project.
The public comment period is now closed.
Estimated responses… 2,250!
Important note below:
An addendum to “Massive Community Response” post.
Please review comment on this post if you had an email bounce back from your EBR submission.
URGENT: SAY NO TO TURBINES NOW
The Industrial Wind Turbine project known as Sumac Ridge Wind Farm, proposed for Manvers Township near Highway 35 and Ballyduff Road, which will directly affect the Oak Ridges Moraine, is now open for public comment in the Environmental Registry.
PLEASE POST YOUR OBJECTIONS TO THIS PROJECT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTRY WEBSITE KNOWN AS THE EBR. IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO DO SO. IT IS IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL OF US TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD BY THE GOVERNMENT.
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS INFORMATION TO ALL THOSE YOU KNOW WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR HOMES, THEIR FARMLAND, THEIR RURAL HERITAGE AND THE UNIQUE OAK RIDGES MORAINE, WHEREVER THEY LIVE.
1. COMMENTS CLOSE ON MAY 19th, 2013