Wind company's letter blows cold for airport board
The airport board has been raising the alarm about turbine location for several months, since it became apparent that WPD - which has plans to erect several turbines in Clearview Township, west of Stayner - had sited one turbine within two kilometres of the airport.
The turbine poles are about 500 feet tall.
December 17, 2011
by Morgan Ian Adams
in The Enterprise-Bulletin
COLLINGWOOD - Local airport officials hope a strongly-worded letter heads off a wind energy company's plans to erect a wind turbine near the airport.
In a letter addressed to Khlaire Parré, director of renewable energy approvals for WPD Canada, Collingwood Regional Airport board chair Charlie Tatham said that WPD's plans to erect the turbines near the facility - including one within the airport's secondary area of final approach - is "asinine, unjustified and dangerous.
"A grade school student would understand that. We hope someone out there is listening," Tatham wrote.
The letter was emailed to WPD on Thursday; a copy was provided to... [continue via Web link]