Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Yurek Questions Minister on Elgin Wind Projects
To those that oppose Industrial Wind Turbines (IWT) for Dutton Dunwich:
Please see the attached screenshot from the publically released Invenergy Strong Breeze Wind Project RFP document. On it you can see the sites where IWT are being planned. This map, as well as more detailed versions, can be found on pages 5-11 of the project web-site (link listed below).
As many of you know, it was announced last week that, despite a huge majority of our citizens stating their opposition to IWT in a referendum, the provincial government has approved a project for Dutton Dunwich. This is very frustrating news, considering all of the work we at DDOWT, and also your Dutton Dunwich Council have done, over the past 3 years, to voice opposition to wind turbines. However, all is not lost, and there are still steps that can be taken to oppose this decision.
Here are some things you can do to voice your concerns about this decision:
1. Educate yourself on the issues of IWT. (www.windconcernsontario.cahas lots of current information OR Dutton Dunwich Green Energy web-page www.duttondunwich.on.ca/green-energy) More detailed maps of the project site can be found on the Invenergy web-site under Site Considerationshttp://invenergyllc.com/Public…/StrongBreezeWindProject.aspx
2. Speak to your neighbours – to raise awareness of this issue, express your concerns, and solicit support from others who oppose IWT development in your community.
3. Write letters of concern to Dutton Dunwich Council; Premier Kathleen Wynne; Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli; the Large Renewal Procurement office at IESO; our MPP Jeff Yurek. (See addresses below).
Write letters to the editor of local newspapers.
4. Keep a watchful eye out on your property for any endangered species -www.ontario.ca/environment-and-en…/species-risk-ontario-list
Offer your skills to DDOWT, to help us with our opposition actions. (contact below)
5. Finally, if your property abuts one of the planned sites on this map, and you DID NOT sign a letter of agreement to the project, please contact us.
Contact: [email protected] or 519-488-1640
By Debora Van Brenk, John Miner, The London Free Press
"Ontario has awarded contracts for five new wind farms, including one in a municipality that held a referendum that overwhelmingly rejected the industrial wind turbines."
By Wind Concerns Ontario
" On March 1, 2016, the Huron County Health Unit stated it will investigate the concerns of residents regarding potential health effects of wind turbines, in keeping with their legislative duty to investigate potential population health hazards. "
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