NextEra (famous for suing a young mother of two for using an adaptation of their name in her blog) is now suing West Grey for steps the municipality has taken to ensure the proposed wind power project meets community standards.
Plympton Wyoming community groups files a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment over its wind power approvals process, which it says is unfair, and limits access to the public for comment.
The University of Waterloo’s RETH team released results of its study on wind turbine noise and infrasound at a symposium in Toronto last week; this is a link to the poster presentation.
Here are the addresses of residents (near the wind project) who were granted assessment reductions of over $100,000 by MPAC in the Township of Wolfe Island from 2008 until Jan. 2012.
82 – Oak Point Rd. -$118,000
23 – Nine Mile Point Rd. – $143,000
429- Nine Mile Point Rd. -$119,000
433 -Nine Mile Point Rd. -$117,000
496 -Nine Mile Point Rd. – $107,000
136 – Lucas Point Lane – $101,000
Some of these properties are on Wolfe Island and the rest are on Simcoe Island. Simcoe Island is located just off the west end of Wolfe Island where the Wind Project is sited (see map attached). According to an e-mail I received from Gail Kenney (the prominent resident appealing their ARB decision on Wolfe Island) the Wind Project can be seen and heard from most of the south shore of Simcoe Island. She indicated that property sales have all but shut down on Simcoe Island. She now has this list from MPAC as well (they did not have it at the time of their ARB hearing).
The Kenney’s MPAC assessment appeal was reported on a number of places, including here.
Notably, and unusually for a property assessment appeal, MPAC had a lawyer as did the Township of Frontenac Islands.
Perhaps the lawyers were procured not because MPAC felt the Kenneys were wrong, but because they felt the Kenneys were right.