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Turbine opponents take their case to property owners

They don't want them and they'll do everything they can to prevent more of them from coming. Neighbours, landowners and local citizens gathered at the Armow Community Hall Tuesday to protest Acciona Energy's proposed Armow Wind Power Project. The group greeted many of the approximate 100 visitors to the company's open house.

They don't want them and they'll do everything they can to prevent more of them from coming.

Neighbours, landowners and local citizens gathered at the Armow Community Hall Tuesday to protest Acciona Energy's proposed Armow Wind Power Project.

The group greeted many of the approximate 100 visitors to the company's open house.

"We're here to help people get information before it comes time for them to make a decision about putting up turbines on their property," said Windfarm Action Group (WAG) member Catherine Crawford. "Tell your neighbours please don't put these up before you talk to me first."

WAG is encouraging landowners to consider all potential health risks to their families and neighbours. Several members say they suffer from health problems from wind turbines on or around their property.

Acciona hopes to build the 80-megawatt Armow Wind Power Project, spanning over 12,000 acres in Bruce Township and Kincardine Township, including the area west to east from Hwy. 21 to Bruce Rd. 1 and north to south from Bruce Rd. 20 to the North Line. The project could range in size from 40 to as many as 54 turbines.

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They don't want them and they'll do everything they can to prevent more of them from coming.

Neighbours, landowners and local citizens gathered at the Armow Community Hall Tuesday to protest Acciona Energy's proposed Armow Wind Power Project.

The group greeted many of the approximate 100 visitors to the company's open house.

"We're here to help people get information before it comes time for them to make a decision about putting up turbines on their property," said Windfarm Action Group (WAG) member Catherine Crawford. "Tell your neighbours please don't put these up before you talk to me first."

WAG is encouraging landowners to consider all potential health risks to their families and neighbours. Several members say they suffer from health problems from wind turbines on or around their property.

Acciona hopes to build the 80-megawatt Armow Wind Power Project, spanning over 12,000 acres in Bruce Township and Kincardine Township, including the area west to east from Hwy. 21 to Bruce Rd. 1 and north to south from Bruce Rd. 20 to the North Line. The project could range in size from 40 to as many as 54 turbines.

Acciona's Paul Austin said the company is awaiting a contract offer through the province's Feed In Tariff (FIT) program.

"The application has been accepted, so now we're in the queue with dozens if not hundreds of other companies waiting for approval," he said. "We understand that it seems likely it's closely tied to available transmission."

WAG is part of Wind Concerns Ontario, which is a province-wide advocacy organization. There are over 50 WCO groups province-wide.

"People aren't getting the full story of the health conditions caused by wind turbines," said registered nurse Norma Schmidt, who is surrounded by wind turbines near Underwood. "We want to protect the people around us and let them know of these issues before it's too late."

"We want people to be well informed before they make a decision and have these turbines dumped on them," said Crawford.


Source: http://www.owensoundsuntime...

APR 24 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/25901-turbine-opponents-take-their-case-to-property-owners
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