Town of the Blue Mountains: Just Saying No

Town of the Blue Mountains is NOT a willing host to Wind Turbines.

At it’s June 17th, 2013 Council meeting of the Town of The Blue Mountains resolved that due to a number of factors, it is not a willing host for Industrial Wind Turbine Projects.  The council directed that the resolution be sent on to Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne, The Minister of the Environment, Grey County and all municipalities of Grey County.

The reasons cited are:

* industrial wind turbines could have an impact on cultural heritage landscapes;

* The Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act’s purpose is to provide for the maintenance as a ‘continuous natural environment’ of the Niagara Escarpment and neighbouring lands, as well as to ensure any development that occurs is compatible with that natural environment.  There is a significant area of land subject to the Niagara Escarpment Plan in the Blue Mountains.  The Niagara Escarpment Commission holds the position that there should not be large-scale industrial-type wind power development within the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

* The Medical Officer of Health for Grey-Bruce finds that many people in Grey Bruce/Southwestern Ontario have been affected by the noise and proximity of wind farms.

To read the full resolution: click here.


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