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“We hope that this mechanism will break the provincial political interference.”
TORONTO - An Ontario court has dismissed a set of appeals from four families which sought to have provincial legislation related to the approvals of large-scale wind farms declared unconstitutional.In...
Most of us want to do something good for the environment. An easy way is to spend a few dollars buying carbon offsets, perhaps to make us feel less guilty about that long-haul flight we're planning. Turns out those offsets could be more valuable than we thought.
With the growing urgency of climate change, we can't have it both ways. We can't shout about the dangers of global warming and then turn around and shout even louder about the "dangers" of windmills. We must accept that all forms of energy have associated costs. A blanket "not in my backyard" approach is hypocritical and counterproductive. I think smokestacks, smog, acid rain, coal-fired power plants and climate change are ugly. I think windmills are beautiful. And if one day I look out from my cabin porch and see a row of windmills spinning in the distance, I won't curse them. I will praise them. It will mean we're finally getting somewhere.
Tour the rolling countryside of Nova Scotia in the fall and it's like driving right into a post card. Head west of Truro and not only do you get this scenic drive but you'll find Nuttby Mountain wind farm -- the turbines popping up into view quite unexpectedly. All things being equal would you be more inclined to have a coal-fired power plant in your backyard or a wind turbine that you helped raise the money for?
Some people living near wind farms in northeastern B.C. say their health has been negatively impacted by the turbines and a new scientific study might support those claims. Gary Levesque, who lives n...
TORONTO - Opponents of wind farms are hailing Health Canada's decision to study the possible connection between noise generated by the towering turbines and adverse health effects reported by people l...
TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government said Tuesday it would defend itself against a $1-billion lawsuit over its moratorium on offshore wind farms, the second such action over the province's energy po...
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's songbird is choosing fight over flight in her lengthy battle against a wind farm near her summer home.Anne Murray has written a letter to Premier Darrell Dexter, saying the pro...
GUELPH, Ont. - The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is calling on the province to suspend further development of wind farms.President Mark Wales says escalating concerns about industrial wind turbine...
TORONTO - A southwestern Ontario family is suing over a wind farm they claim is damaging their health.The Michaud family of Thamesville claims they have suffered vertigo, nausea and sleep disruption c...
With the world facing ever-growing negative consequences of burning fossil fuels, we must weigh our options. In doing so, wind power comes out ahead. However, a backlash has been growing in many places where wind power is being developed.