Not a Willing Host communities heard at AMO
Representatives of the now 64 communities in Ontario who have declared themselves Not a Willing Host to giant wind power developments, made their voices heard yesterday at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario convention, in Ottawa. Questions were raised during the afternoon “bearpit” session, during which Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli appeared to contradict himself, by saying that preserving valuable Ontario farmland and the quality of rural communities was a priority and then later saying that wind power was necessary for the province. He also said that there is no chance of giving municipalities a “veto” on wind power projects.
Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott remarked later that he was appalled by the Minister’s “doublespeak.”
The municipal representatives held a meeting later in the day, and discussed what the effects of wind power had been on their communities to date, and what options were…
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