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Michigan: County Pushes Stop Button on Wind Development

New regulations will include increasing the setback distance for the turbines, creating tighter noise restrictions, eliminating turbine flicker for the homes of nonparticipating residents, and a ban on wind development within three miles of the Lake Huron shoreline. This three-mile no-windmill zone was recommended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jack Spencer — CapCon — […]

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PC Leader Tim Hudak, Promises Wind Moratorium

Bob Montgomery — Blackburn News — May 21, 2014 Provincial PC Leader Tim Hudak says it would be very difficult to reverse wind energy projects in rural Ontario that have already been approved. But he says if he forms the next government he will impose a moratorium on any new projects. Hudak adds he would […]

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Indiana county declares moratorium on new wind farms

Associated Press — April 9, 2013 TIPTON, Ind. (AP) – A central Indiana county has issued a moratorium on new wind farms just weeks after it gave the go-ahead to a proposed $300 million wind farm. Tipton County Commissioners voted Monday to suspend acceptance of new zoning applications for wind farms through Oct. 1 or […]

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Grey County wants wind turbine moratorium

Denis Langlois — Sun Times, Owen Sound — March 5, 2013 Grey County wants the province to slap an immediate moratorium on wind turbine developments in Ontario. Nine of 13 councillors at Tuesday’s county council meeting supported the call for the indefinite freeze until further studies provide “conclusive” evidence related to the impact of the […]

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Alnwick/Haldimand Township places moratorium on wind projects

Valerie MacDonald — Northumberland Today — March 3, 2013 ALNWICK/HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP – With a packed council chambers backing The Alliance for the Protection of Northumberland Hills’s presentation against two industrial wind turbine farms near Grafton and Centreton on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Alnwick/Haldimand Township councillors concurred during last week’s meeting. In addition, councillors agreed to recommendations from […]

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Vermillion, IL to consider wind farm moratorium and increase in setbacks to neighbours property lines

Tracy Moss — The News Gazette — February 27, 2013 DANVILLE — A committee of Vermilion County Board members will discuss this week a moratorium on the construction of any wind farms until the county addresses possible changes to its wind farm ordinance. According to the county board’s executive and legislative committee agenda, county board […]

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Ontario PC’s continue to support moratorium on wind turbines

News Release from PC party of Ontario — February 25, 2013 (Queen’s Park)—Evidence continues to mount in support for a call for an industrial wind turbine moratorium. The Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, released Literature Review 2013: Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress today. Dr. Lynn’s review determined the […]

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Powassan residents want full moratorium on wind

North Bay Nippissing.com — February 20, 2013 POWASSAN – Wind farm opposition says Health Canada’s wind turbine study is a flop, while turbines continue to be erected. “The only true way for this study to have any impact whatsoever is for a full moratorium on all industrial wind developments in Ontario until the study is […]

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New Hampshire — Several hundred attend wind farm moratorium hearing

Mark Hayward — N.H. Union Leader — February 19, 2013 CONCORD — Move over Northern Pass; there’s a new environmental issue in town. Opponents of ridge-line wind farms packed Representatives Hall in Concord Tuesday, outnumbering a smattering of people clad in orange vests, the trademark gear of opponents to the Northern Pass transmission line. Both […]

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Ontario’s off-shore wind turbine moratorium unresolved two years later

An Ontario moratorium on off-shore wind turbines for further study remains in place, two years after its imposition John Spears — Toronto Star — February 15, 2013 Two years ago this month, with the 2011 election looming, the Ontario government imposed a moratorium on off-shore wind farms in the province to do “further scientific research.” […]

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Safety, health and public welfare — More expert testimony in favour of a 3 year moratorium in Vermont

Great post from Stop These Things! February 6, 2013 “I have never investigated a noise problem where the public has been so vocal about ruined lives and home abandonment. Why are neighbors complaining about industrial wind turbines? Why are regulatory agencies unable to protect public health and wellbeing? “I recommend that anyone who thinks wind […]

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CanWEA Slams Progressive Conservative Party’s Support For Wind Energy Moratorium

NA Wind Power — January 24, 2013 The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has spoken out against the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party’s continued support for a private member’s motion put forward by Member of Provincial Parliament Lisa Thompson, Huron-Bruce, that calls for a moratorium on wind energy development. Those in favor of the wind energy moratorium […]

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Wind Opponents Call For Immediate Turbine Moratorium, Resignation of Dr Arlene King, Medical Officer Of Health, and Public Inquiry

MASSIVE “Pants on Fire” PROTEST AT ALLAN GARDENS/MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, JAN 26 2013 In what will surely be the largest and most vocal public display of public outrage in Ontario’s history, anti-wind groups will gather at Allan Gardens at 11:00 a.m. and then join with others to protest the removal of democracy at the Liberal […]

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Asphodel-Norwood Council stands by wind turbine moratorium

Bill Freeman — Northwest EMC — January 17, 2013  Norwood – With a January 31 public meeting planned on a proposed wind turbine development in the township just west of Hastings, council has “reminded” the province and local residents that it stands by its support of a moratorium on wind energy projects. Township council has […]

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Sign the petition to support a wind turbine moratorium in Ontario

  Support a Wind Turbine Moratorium | Ontario PC Party:  Sign the Petition: I support Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson’s private members motion which calls for a moratorium on further industrial wind turbine development until a third party health and environmental study has been completed. The Ontario PC’s provide these reasons to “Support a Wind Turbine […]

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