Amherst seeks wind farm slowdown
"We've received a number of calls, emails and presentations expressing concerns about the effects on health and property values," Robert Small, the town's mayor, said Tuesday.
"These points of view deserve to be investigated. All the reports we've seen so far come from industry itself and not an independent body."
July 18, 2012
by Aaron Beswick
in Chronicle Herald
Amherst town council has asked the premier to delay wind turbine project announcements near its borders until human health studies are completed.
The town has also sent a letter to the Municipality of the County of Cumberland asking to discuss the effects of turbines on property values and human health.
While Amherst has no wind turbine developments, other than an inoperable unit at the RCMP detachment, 15 large turbines are on the nearby Tantramar Marshes.
The wind field is on county land. There are also proposals for more developments, including one from Sprott Power,... [continue via Web link]