Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Response from Agatha Garcia-Wright, Director EAAB

we rec'd a response to our request for elevation of the Raleigh Wind Energy Centre (project) from Agatha Garcia-Wright, Director Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch today. I have to wonder why the projects information is taken at face value, and our complaints and concerns about our health are disregarded. "a decision has been made that an endividual EA is not required"..."I am satisfied...that the purpose of the EAA, 'the betterment of the people of the whole or any part of Ontario by providing for the proteciton, conservation and wise management in Ontario of the environment,' has been met for the Project."....."You contend that current wind farm projects are the cause of many negative health effects to yourself and your family, and that this project will increase and compound the existing symptoms which you have understood to be the result of wind turbine operation. Invenergy Canada has documented the locations of the turbines in its Environmental REview REport/Environmental Impact Statement (ERR/EIS), and has indicated that the nearest turbine, T52, is 1.3 km away from your residence. The minimum municipal zoning by-law setback is 600 metres from the closest residence. I am satisfied that Invenergy Canada has met applicable turbine setack requirements when locating hte turbine structures near any residential receptors.".....

"you also believe negative health effects...." "in its ERR/EIS, Invenergy Canada has demonstrated that is has assessed potential environmental, social, cultural, and economic effects, as well as public safety and health issues,..." "...a study was undertaken by Dr. David Colby from Public Health Services at the request of the municipal council to examine the health impacts of wind turbines, and presented....June 2009 document "The Health Impact of Wind Turbines:..."although oppotision to wind farms on aesthetic grounds is a legitimate point of view, opposition to wind farms on the basis of potntial adverse health consequences is not justified by the evidence"..."...there is no scientifically valid evidence that wind turbines are causing direct health effects..."

Hmmmm, what about all of the other documentation citing issues and suggestions for further setbacks....If there is no scientific evidence that the problems are caused, please show me the scientific evidence that proves the problems are not caused!!!

1 comment:

country hick said...

At the meeting June 15th 2009 in Chatham the gov't people said the new mandatory setbacks were for human health and safety.Then she quotes Dr Colby, who has done open houses for wind companies,saying the are no health effects.Classic the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.After voting Liberal for almost 40 yrs,no more