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Monthly Archives: January 2016
WLGWAG and MAWT presentation to West Lincoln Council Monday Dec.11th 6:30
Greetings for 2016,
MAWT and WLGWAG are working co operatively for the upcoming presentation to the West Lincoln Council
Dear members and interested parties,
West Lincoln is about to be come the home to the biggest Wind Power facility in North America!
Your action groups WLGWAG and MAWT will present to West Lincoln Council to convey our concerns and set the table for actions which will help protect the Health and Wellness of the people of West Lincoln and surrounding area.
We would appreciate your support by attending this presentation – it will give more weight to our message.
This Monday, December 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm (Arrive by 6:20 if possible)
West Lincoln Township Office
318 Canborough Street, Smithville
More Info: Link to Agenda
We appreciate your support!
Hydroelectric Power Sacrificed for Wind Power
While preparing to make a presentation to Haldimand County Council against the Townsend Wind Farm, I was reviewing the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) annual reports for 2013 and 2014 and discovered a bombshell. Despite an availability rate of 91% at our hydroelectric generating facilities and multibillion dollar investments made to expand them, it is the first to go when facing a surplus baseload power situation (SBG). It is only getting worse as more wind turbines are deployed. The loss went from 1.7 TWh (Terawatt Hour) in 2013 to 3.2 TWh in 2014. To put it in perspective, the new tunnel at Niagara Falls that cost us $1.5 billion has the potential to increase production by 1.5 TWh, which is able to supply 150,000 homes per year. Continue reading Hydroelectric Power Sacrificed for Wind Power
GM Vibration Complaints
Complaints of illness from people living close to wind turbines mirror those who are driving SUV’s with vibration issues.
Complaints of GM owners are relating low pressure fluctuations to nausea, headaches and fatigue in new SUV’s with a buffeting problem. All of which directly supports all the existing evidence for Infrasound causing the problems that are experienced near wind power generation systems. It may be related and possibly cause other issues in highway driving such as fatigue and motion sickness in some people.
“The issues centers on wind noise and vibration. “Vehicle is creating a buffeting, pressure sound and sensation at low- to mid-range speeds,” writes the owner of a 2015 Suburban on the NHTSA complaint site. “Creating headache, dizziness and strain.”
read article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/12/31/gm-vibration-complaints/78119904/
End of Year Update: Snowy Ridge & Settlers’ Landing
As we close the 2015 year, this is to update you on Snowy Ridge and Settlers Landing wind project, both of which are still in various stages of the Appeal.
Snowy Ridge (near Highway 7a and 35) was recently dismissed by the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT). They are now preparing for the next step of the Appeal process.
Please make cheques payable to:
SR Opposition Corp.
c/o 1063 Highway 7A
P.O. Box 142
Bethany, Ontario L0A 1A0
Settlers Landing (west side of Hwy 35 near Pontypool) won a partial victory with the ERT with a finding there was “serious and irreversible harm” due to two turbines and an access road and is now in the “remedy” stage.
SLWP Opposition Corp.
392 Telecom Road
Pontypool, Ontario L0A 1K0
705 277 9724
In addition, there have been many calls about the replacement of hydro poles that have been taking place along highway 35 and 7A. Hydro One has advised that the wind companies are allowed to install the poles in advance of an approval, ERT Decision or an Appeal. If their project is not approved or overturned on Appeal, the wind company is responsible for covering the costs. So, while it seems premature to erect poles when a project has not been approved or is under Appeal, it is currently allowed and can proceed even while a wind project is under Appeal.
Snowy Ridge and Settlers Landing.
Both need your support to mount the final legs of the Appeal process. This is a very important step and assistance is much appreciated.
All the best for 2016!
City of Kawartha Lakes
Today, remember NextEra, and their Nest Terror
There is this thing that Facebook does: reposts a picture or comment from any number of years ago that was on your timeline, sporadically, and calls it a Memory. I believe you are supposed to cherish these posts and sigh with, “Time flies!” or “Isn’t that cute?!”
This morning the picture of the severed eagle nestwas there and Facebook said: “Esther, we care about you and the memories you share here. We thought you’d like to look back on this post from 3 years ago.” Ahem. Well now. Some people have sweeter memories than others apparently. I should like all the cute little pictures scattered around the gruesome one of the crane and nest – kittens, flowers, children – awww! But I hate to tell ya FB, that so called ‘memory’ still feels like yesterday, and not in a good way.
The night before the eagle nest was cut, my dad was dutifully browsing the “Friday evening approvals” by the Ontario government (you know, when the reporters have all gone home for the weekend and no news story can be made until Monday, when the lead has lost most of its heat), and he saw this permit issued to NextEra Energy to destroy an active bald eagle nest. Really. He called me up. We didn’t believe it. Read and reread it. No… they wouldn’t do that. I mean, even when the government would unthinkably hand you a permit to commit an act like this, you wouldn’t go and cut a rare (only forty-eight nests in SW Ontario), massive nest, that was currently home to two eagles, down… would you?
Oh but then we had to think, “What Would NextEra Do?” Well yes, they would cold bloodedly do this, they had an access road that had be plowed through to three of their proposed wind turbines (yet to be built) – and this road demanded that these trees (including one with the nest) be cut in order for the project to proceed. They like words like ‘proceed’, as in “Proceed as Planned”. They wouldn’t want to disrupt a Plan for a silly little (or big) nest.
read more: http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2016/01/05/today-remember-nextera-and-their-nest-terror/#more-64167
Moral Compass – Letter
I have to date written many many letters to this paper attempting to describe/tell/reveal the true nature of what the town’s municipal wind turbines have meant, how they have affected, and what I have learned from living obviously too close to these machines for now near six years. These years and this experience have given me quite an education.
#1. About the adverse consequences of living within 1,600 feet of industrial wind turbines,
#2. What one can realistically expect from one’s local and state government bodies and even one’s fellow citizens, and #3, how the laws of the land fail to protect us. Justice delayed is justice denied.
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Finally a meeting after years of Complaints over Wind Turbine
After years of protests and calls for action, there will finally be a meeting to discuss the controversial CAW wind turbine at the UNIFOR centre in Port Elgin.
Council approved a motion that would bring all parties involved together for the first time including officials from UNIFOR, the Ministry of the Environment, Saugeen Shores council and from Saugeen Shores Turbine Operation Policy or STOP who have been lobbying for changes to how the turbine operates for years.
Greg Schmalz spokesperson for STOP says they have a few important questions they want answered.
read more: http://923thedock.com/meeting-planned-for-unifor-wind-turbine-complaints/