February 22, 2012
Asphodel-Norwood – Council here wants Queen’s Park to put in place a one-year moratorium on the construction of industrial wind turbines in the province.
Council last week joined a growing list of municipalities supporting the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie’s resolution calling on the province to “invoke an immediate moratorium” until concerns about the impact of wind farms on human health, property values, the rural landscape and wildlife habitats have been addressed.
Township resident Debbie Lynch presented the resolution to council and asked for the municipality’s support. “It’s imperative to act immediately because of the upcoming ROMA (Rural Ontario Municipal Association) conference,” she said, reading a list of about 10 municipalities that have already supported Arran-Elderslie’s Jan. 23 resolution.