Wind power project rejected: the people of Nation speak

Council for the municipality of Nation, just east of Ottawa, met last evening and decided to reverse a motion of support for two wind power projects, in St Bernardin and St Isidore. Nation is now Not A Willing Host to wind power projects, making it the 90th community in Ontario to reject wind power proposals.
The community group Save The Nation/Sauvon La Nation held a huge public meeting last week, and revealed that council had passed the support motion with no public discussion or input.  The majority of residents are opposed to the power projects on the grounds that the potential for environmental damage is significant, and the impact on agriculture and the social fabric of the communities would be extensive.
“We are not for sale,” said Julie Leroux of Save The Nation in an interview.
EDF of France had claimed it has spent hundreds of thousands wooing the community, paying for hockey dinners and other events designed to sway farm owners to sign leases for the project.
See the story from CTV News here:

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  • saving the moon
    Posted August 11, 2015 9:57 am 0Likes

    This is great news for Nation.
    The Bala community has spoken and the Council has ignored. Could this be too many hockey dinners? Mayor Don Furniss why are you ignoring your Bala community?
    We are not a willing host?

    • Barbara
      Posted August 11, 2015 10:35 am 0Likes

      What are your Bala community thoughts on the ABC News article on the New England states looking to Canadian rivers as a source of their electricity supply?

  • Richard Mann
    Posted August 11, 2015 11:08 am 0Likes

    My comments to CTV news are “Awaiting moderation”. Is anyone else having this problem?

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