Wind Decision in Ontario (Environmental Review Tribunal)
For those of you who may be following the raging debate about the health effects of wind turbines, you will want to know about the decision just released by the Environmental Review Tribunal in Ontario.
The folks behind this are also (we believe) affiliated with Wind Concerns Ontario, who are "a unified voice of opposition to the unchecked rush of locating thousands of massive industrial wind turbines across the province which are too close to human habitation and are without the benefit of full environmental assessment." This same group of people sent a Notice of Libel to the Sierra Club of Canada for its report on the health effects of wind, and a whole pile of other people speaking in favour of wind "generally".
Rather than read the 200-some odd page decision... you can read a blog written by Dianne Saxe, one of the world's top 25 environmental lawyers, which picks out some of the key points.
This is going to be a major issue leading up to Ontario's fall provincial election.
The "pro wind" community has organized a "Friends of Wind Ontario" campaign which is a response to Wind Concerns Ontario.