Friday, October 9, 2009

Provincewide Moratorium ?

Tory to ask Ont. legislature for provincewide moratorium on wind farms
(CP) – 14 hours ago
OWEN SOUND, Ont. — A Progressive Conservative will be asking the Ontario legislature for a provincewide moratorium on wind farms.
Bruce-Grey-Owen-Sound member Bill Murdoch wants the province's chief medical officer of health to look into whether wind turbines cause health problems for residents who live near them.
Murdoch says the government has a responsibility and mandate to look into claims that wind turbines cause sleep deprivation and stress, among other things.
He says new wind energy projects should proceed only after approval from the province's medical and environmental experts.
More than 200 people attended two public forums hosted by the Grey-Bruce Health Unit in the last week to say their concerns have not been addressed.
Murdoch will introduce his resolution in the legislature this month and expects it will be debated Oct. 29.