EMC News - Members of the Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI) took their case against the proposed Amherst Island Wind Energy Project to the KFL&A Board of Health at the board's March 28 meeting, in an attempt to garner its support for their cause.Continue reading at the emckingston.com site
APAI represents 200 Amherst Island residents who are concerned about the potential health impacts of the project, its members hope the Board of Health will be able to have some sway over the project through their role as the responsible authority for protecting the health of Island residents.
"At present, the KFL&A's position is enabling the Amherst Island Wind Project to go forward," said APAI chairperson Janet Grace and health policy expert Laurie Kilpatrick in a letter introducing the subject addressed to the board and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ian Gemmill. "We are deeply troubled by this position, as we believe that poorly sited industrial wind turbines put the health of some residents in grave danger."
Retired pharmacist Carmen Krogh addressed the Board on behalf of the APAI. Krogh is a well-known expert on the adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines (IWTs), and volunteers her time to work towards a goal of evidence-based siting of wind farms so as to protect human health.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Association to Protect Amherst Island appeals to KFL&A Board of Health
Association to Protect Amherst Island appeals to KFL&A Board of Health - News - By Hollie Pratt-Campbell Kingston Local Community News: