Time to confront the anti-wind disinformation campaign
May 31, 2011
Sierra Club Canada released a report today, "The Real Truth About Wind
Energy," to factually confront the 'truth tour' of Wind Concerns Ontario.
The report reviews the latest medical and scientific research into the
health and environmental impacts of wind turbines and concludes there is no
scientific justification for placing a moratorium on turbines in Ontario. It is
being sent to every municipality that passed a resolution calling for a
moratorium on wind development along with a request to rescind the resolution as
the scientific study it called for has been completed.
called for a moratorium at the urging of some residents who were frightened and
mislead about alleged negative health effects on people living near wind
turbines," said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.
"We looked at this issue very closely and the reality is there is no evidence.
Noise, infra sound and shadow flicker have little to no impact on health," said
"There is a reason the anti-wind lobby could not present any
credible evidence in their court case earlier this year," said Bennett. “There
isn't any - wind turbines are safe."
Bennett suspects Wind Concerns
Ontario is part of a larger effort to undermine Ontario's Green Energy Act, a
topic sure to be thoroughly debated during the upcoming Ontario election.
"Rural Ontarians are being sold a bill of goods when it comes to wind
energy," said Bennett. "There is no place for disinformation in public dialogue
and politicians planning to take advantage of it should be ashamed."
Sierra Club Canada remains strongly supportive of wind turbines but notes the
importance of locating them away from residences and known migratory bird
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