A unanimous recorded vote of Huron East council will endorse a request by Huron East Against Turbines (HEAT) to the Ministry of the Environment to extend their consultation period from the required 30 days to 90 days to give the community a chance to respond to a draft plan for an industrial wind turbine project in St. Columban.The full article can be read at the Mitchell Advocate
The motion was one of three requests made by Tom and Jeanne Melady, members of Huron East Against Turbines (HEAT) at Huron East council’s May 1 meeting.
The other two requests, the first to host a working meeting between HEAT and concerned citizens to research and understand concerns about the wind project and the second to put in place a health and safety bylaw to protect local citizens living near the proposed wind project.
“The St. Columban wind project is but months or maybe even weeks from becoming reality,” said Tom, listing a number of St. Columban residents who will be living as close as 550 metres from the closet industrial wind turbine.
“The village of St. Columban and 300 other people live within less that 1,000 metres,” he said, citing information from rural areas throughout Ontario who have reported health problems living near industrial wind turbines.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Huron East endorses request for extension - Mitchell Advocate
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