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Thursday, February 6, 2014

MPP Anticipates Wind Study

Huron-Bruce | by Fadi Didi  

Thompson expects Health Canada study on wind will prove negative effects

The controversy surrounding the health effects of industrial wind turbines comes to a head this year when Health Canada releases their findings in later 2014.

The Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce says she expects the results will be in line with what she feels she has known all along.

Lisa Thompson tells Bayshore Broadcasting News she feels the Federal study will further suggest there are negative health implications associated with living near turbines.

The Health Canada study is the first of it's kind commissioned by the Federal Government.

It was spurred by residents living near industrial wind projects reporting that the turbine noise was having an effect on their personal health.

Thompson says anything that has negative health effects on the public should be a top consideration for public officials.

However, she cites declining property values and the impact turbine subsidies have on economic develop as other issues of concern.

The province's Green Energy Act mandates that wind farms be approved by the province, with wind developers having to hold public meetings to hear the thoughts of locals.

Although this keeps residents in the loop, municipalities ultimately have no say in where wind turbines are constructed.

Should the Health Canada study determine there are no negative health effects as a result of living near wind turbines, Thompson says she'll seek to give municipalities the power to decide whether or not to host the green energy projects.

 

 


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