Senator won't back forcing wind farm on public
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell says he will not support a wind farm that would be built against the wishes of the local community.
November 15, 2005
in ABC News Online
Senator Campbell attended a public meeting yesterday in Denmark, in southern Western Australia, where opponents of the proposed wind farm near Ocean Beach voiced their displeasure at the State Government's decision to give the project the green light.
Senator Campbell says it is widely recognised that global warming is a serious problem and wind is an important form of renewable energy.
But he says it is not right to force a wind farm on a community that does not want it.
"Everyone in the meeting was in favour of wind energy but they didn't want it on their favourite local... [continue via Web link]