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The untold Ontario green-energy scandal is that it’s devastating our rural areas

Garth Manning, Financial Post — November 2, 2016 The biggest unreported story in the Ontario media, despite all its talented investigative journalists, is the destruction of rural Ontario by massive wind “farms” and solar projects. Wind turbines are not “farms” but sophisticated industrial machines, each taller than Toronto’s Royal York Hotel or the Ottawa Peace […]

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Why So Many Rural Ontarians Can’t Stand Wind Power (The Agenda)

Well, this article had me nodding in agreement for the first half of it, until they got to the “main” reason rural residents  oppose wind farms, which is supposedly because there’s no monetary benefit in it for them.  *sigh*  Here we go with that bullshit again. I have yet to hear any of the people […]

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Kathleen Wynne Hopes Her “Farms Forever” Message Will Bridge Rural/Urban Divide *gag*

Richard J. Brennan — Toronto Star — May 19, 2014 BRANTFORD, ONT.—Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is hoping that red rubber boots, a few kind words and lots of money will bridge the gap between urban and rural Ontario. Wynne, who is agriculture minister as well as premier, visited a cattle ‎farm just outside of Brantford […]

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Ireland: Turbines a Single Chapter in a Complex Story of Rural Neglect

by Una D’Arcy On Tuesday, 14 April I marched in Dublin protesting against Industrial Turbines going into rural Ireland. The numbers were smaller than expected, probably because the government issued press releases over the weekend to say the project for the midlands had been shelved. The taxi drivers on O Connell Street were sweet and […]

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Wind Farms Noise — The sacrifice of the rural minorities — Mike Stigwood

From Scotland Against Spin

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UK — ‘Turbines amount to industrialisation’ say campaign group

Grantham Journal — November 16, 2013 Campaigners fighting plans to build five wind turbines each standing 126m say the application amounts to the industrialisation of the countryside north of Grantham. The plans submitted by RWE npower would see the turbines built at Temple Hill, north of Brandon. The plans appear to have united people in […]

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Rural Ontario Takes it to the Streets

Taking it to the streets… Peter Epp — QMI Agency — October 22, 2013 Last Saturday’s anti-turbine demonstration on Highway 402 was the logical result of the Ontario government’s refusal – through its Green Energy Act – to permit local residents and their elected municipal councils the opportunity to make a decision about the location […]

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Wind turbine protest to block major Ontario highway

OPP warns tickets are possible if protest is deemed a safety risk on Highway 402 CBC News — October 17, 2013 Opponents of rural wind farms in Ontario plan to block traffic on major provincial highway Saturday. Organizers are urging protesters to slow traffic to a crawl on Highway 402, east of Sarnia. They want […]

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Rural Mexican Communities Protest Wind Farms

Independent European Daily Express — June 18, 2013 MEXICO CITY, Jun 18 (IPS) – “We can’t sow our fields, which they have rented for next to nothing. What good do we get out of it?” Guadalupe Ramírez complained about wind farms operating in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Ramírez said, “the governments play favourites […]

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Industrial wind turbines put rural communities ‘under siege’

Graeme Demianyk and Phil Goodwin — This is Cornwall — June 7, 2013 Plans for huge wind farms across the Westcountry could be derailed by strong local opposition after ministers said some rural communities are “under siege”. The Government yesterday confirmed new guidance being issued to council planners, ordering them to take more account of […]

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Scotland — Wind farm policy aims to protect rural areas

Andrew Whitaker — News.Scotsman — April 30, 2013 PROPOSALS to protect large parts of wilderness and unspoilt land in Scotland from controversial wind farm developments will be unveiled by government ministers today. The new guidance will include maps, drawn up by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which will designate approximately 28 per cent of the country’s […]

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Rural residents in Ontario have ’embraced’ wind and solar power. WHAT?????

I lost count at 10, the number of fallacies, misrepresentations and stunningly WRONG assertions made in this article by Kelly Egan of the Ottawa Citizen.  Of course, no  comment section is available at the bottom of the article, so feel free to fire off some emails to Mr. Egan to let him know just how […]

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Province’s green energy policy killing rural ON businesses

Christina Blizzard — April 18, 2013 TORONTO — Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the only way to explain the complacency urban residents have for the desecration of rural Ontario. Politicians from small towns across the province came to Queen’s Park Thursday demanding the Kathleen Wynne government return decision-making to the local councils. Huron-Bruce […]

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Rural Mainers turn out in force to back bills that would change wind energy law

Robert Long — BDN Maine — March 28, 2013 AUGUSTA, Maine — People who live near wind farms and other opponents of expedited permitting for wind energy projects packed a legislative hearing room Thursday to testify in favor of three bills that aim to change parts of the Wind Energy Act of 2008. The act, which […]

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Rural municipalities fight wind farms with high fees

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 22, 2013 Two rural Ontario municipalities are putting expensive new hurdles in front of wind farms in their communities. Councils in Bluewater, on the Lake Huron shoreline, and West Grey, about 165 kilometres northwest of Toronto, have passed bylaws squeezing more money from prospective wind developments. Politicians say […]

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