A unanimous recorded vote by Huron East council will send a resolution protesting the use of prime agricultural land for industrial wind turbines to the province and municipalities across Ontario.The entire article can be read at the Goderich Signal Star site:
The motion, presented by McKillop Coun. Bill Siemon, points out that the Ontario provincial policy statement states that prime agricultural land shall be protected for long-term use in agriculture, a fact that was recognized in the recent review of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program which prohibited solar ground-mounted projects over 10 KW being located on prime agricultural land.
It goes on to state that the same consideration should be given to the impact of industrial wind turbines on prime agricultural land, expressing “frustration and serious concerns with the Province of Ontario’s disregard of the provisions of the Provincial Policy Statement with respect to the impact of industrial wind turbines on prime agricultural lands.”
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Huron East protests use of farmland by IWTs
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