November 27, 2012
Ruth Farquhar, for The Sudbury Star
Manitoulin Island will never be the same. When I read the headline in the local press that the McLean’s Mountain wind turbine project has been given approval, my heart sank a little.
The provincial government has given the project the green light.
The Green Energy portfolio is turning out to be a huge mistake. Gas plants are costing taxpayers millions of dollars and the wind and solar companies are being hugely subsidized. Wind companies like Northland Power are being promised 15 cents/kilowatt and the province still decided that Manitoulin Island is prime land to be exploited.