[Editor: Green Legislation in Ontario overrides other legislation meant to protect the health and habitat of citizens, livestock and wildlife, as well as the natural environment by imposing restrictions on property use. But Turbines are immune to any such restrictions. While the Endangered Species Act prohibits you from building or developing land where such species might exist, it is waived where turbine development is meant to take place. Green legislation is not only a scam but also, and more particularly, a SHAM. This SHAM contravenes all protections laid down in the so-called Charter of Rights. A pity no legal firm is pursuing, pro bono, a Charter Challenge to the Green Energy Act; it would be a long, laborious and very expensive undertaking, but it should be done. Green Metaphors are seriously dangerous in Ontario.]
Keith Stelling of Arran Lake in Bruce County, at the Toronto protest April 3rd addressed these words to Premier Wynne: (re-blogged from OWR Ontario Wind Resistance.)
Welcome everyone from all over Ontario
Thank you for
taking the trouble
having the courage
WHY ARE WE HERE?
To tell Premier Wynne we are fed up with incompetent energy policy made by foreign multinational corporations.
WE ARE TIRED OF BEING IGNORED!
We can’t afford 15% hydro bill increases! Our economy can’t afford subsidies to big energy corporations.
WIND TURBINES ARE A SCAM!
WIND TURBINES DON’T CUT CO2 EMISSIONS: they increase them.
WIND ENERGY IS NOT CHEAP: we have to pay twice to cover the backup.
It’s often produced when we can’t use it. Then it has to be sold to the United States at below what it cost us to produce. Sometimes we even have to pay them to take it off our hands.
When there is lots of wind, emission-free water power and nuclear often have to be shut down—but we still pay for them!
There is no benign environmental footprint!
Wind turbines are destroying our wildlife habitats.
We’ve done our homework. The government has not.
WE OBJECT TO THE GREEN ENERGY ACT EXEMPTING DEVELOPERS FROM Ontario’s environmental legislation.
WE BELIEVE THAT MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES issuing permits to destroy endangered species and their habitat is A SCANDAL AND ILLEGAL.
We resent being trivialized and called liars when government ministers and the industry tell us our health complaints are all in our heads—caused by jealousy!
We question the authority of the Chief Medical Officer of Health whose report claims there are no adverse health effects when Grey-Bruce MOH Hazel Lynn has found 24 peer reviewed studies that say there are!
WE KNOW THAT WHEN OUR NEIGHBOURS TELL US THEY CAN’T SLEEP BECAUSE OF THE WAVES OF INFRASOUND THAT VIBRATE THROUGH THEIR BODIES AND THEIR HEADS, they are not lying.
We know that children who live beside the turbines and can’t sleep at home miss out on their education because they fall asleep in school.
We know that long term sleep deprivation causes lowered immunity.
WE ARE TIRED OF GOVT INCOMPETENCE, DUPLICITY AND CRONYISM.
(How much will moving the gas plant actually cost us? 6 billion?)
OUR MESSAGE TO PERMIER WYNNE TODAY IS THIS:
There is no rational basis for adding more wind energy to the grid
it threatens grid stability
makes electricity unaffordable
increases CO2 emissions
and is destroying our communities,
and our economy.
WE DO NOT INTEND TO GIVE UP our fight for social justice, PREMIER WYNNE.
It is time for YOU to CHANGE COURSE.
Stop approving wind turbines until you have done your homework!
We are not willing communities.
SHUT DOWN THE WIND TURBINES!