An extensive article regarding opposition to Schneider Power Inc.'s proposed Trout Creek project
CottageCountryNow Article: Wildlife warning issued at wind energy meeting:
More than 100 people, including MPP Vic Fedeli, MP Jay Aspin, and Powassan Mayor Peter McIsaac, filed into the Trout Creek Community Centre Tuesday night looking for information on the wind farm.Continue Reading at Cottage Country Now:
The project will encompass more than 450 hectares of Crown land approximately one kilometre southeast of Trout Creek, south of Forestry Road, west of Ralph’s Road, and east of Highway 11.
“The fact that this is on Crown land means we should have a say,” said Brown. “This is everyone’s land.”
Schneider Power Inc., the proponent, announced plans to hold a public meeting on Aug. 21 at the community centre as a mandatory requirement of the Ontario Renewable Energy application review process. The company has already received Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program approval.
Brown decided to hold her own meeting one week prior to better inform local residents of the questions they should be asking the company.
Brown’s meeting was organized in partnership with the founders of STOMP, a local anti-turbine group, which has held a series of information sessions in opposition to a proposed wind project development on private land in Powassan.
The meetings have highlighted the negative affects of wind energy, including health, financial and environmental impacts.