Farm owners expose serious conflict in ON gov’t wind turbine guidelines

Prince Edward County farm owners Doug and Janet Murphy, have written a letter to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, asking a question that exposes a serious conflict between the Environment and Agriculture ministries, regarding the placement of wind turbines.

According to documentation from Agriculture, farm owners are advised NOT to erect wind turbines near routes for migratory birds. And yet, say the Murphys, the Ministry of the Environment is not only allowing the siting of the White Pines project in Prince Edward County, it is encouraging it.

The Murphys are demanding an explanation and further, that plans to approve the project by wpd Canada be halted.

View the letter from the Murphys murphyletter scan here.

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