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Plympton-Wyoming seeking $300,000 to hire Julian Falconer to Fight Industrial Wind Turbines

Tyler Kula — Sarnia Observer — May 5, 2014

Residents of Lambton County are being asked to donate $300,000 to join a potentially precedent-setting charter case, questioning the Ontario government’s approach to industrial wind turbines with inconclusive data about how they affect people’s health.

“We’re nearly certain it’ll go to the Supreme Court, so we need to get there,” said Ingrid Willemsen, a director with the group We’re Against Industrial Turbines Plympton-Wyoming (WAIT-PW), at a packed town hall meeting in Camlachie Monday.

The group, which opposes Suncor’s planned 46-turbine Cedar Point Wind Power Project, is looking for the dollars to hire noted human rights lawyer Julian Falconer, and join other communities embroiled in wind turbine battles in taking their case before Ontario’s judiciary.

Willemsen said the group expects Ontario’s Environment Ministry to approve the Suncor project, and will need a lawyer to appeal to the Environmental Review Tribunal, and potentially other courts.

“We need to have our case, our project, listed with the legal challenge from the Falconer firm because we will benefit from the outcome,” she said.

The Toronto-based firm already represents several communities in Ontario.

Falconer, addressing a crowd of about 500 inside the community centre, while others stood outside because there was no more room, said the provincial government’s approach to wind turbines in Ontario is akin to forcing people to swallow untested pills.

Health Canada is currently studying the effects from wind turbines, amid complaints of nausea, dizziness, and other symptoms from people who live near turbines. Ontario though has continued to build wind turbines.

Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, has said there is no “direct causal link” between wind turbines and the reported health effects.

“Before you can avoid swallowing the pill, you have to prove it’s going to kill you?” Falconer asked. “Have they lost their bloody minds?”  Continue reading here…..

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One Comment on “Plympton-Wyoming seeking $300,000 to hire Julian Falconer to Fight Industrial Wind Turbines”

  1. ashbee2 May 7, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Reblogged this on Global Wind Energy — The Human Impact.

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