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Federal Green Party Candidate,Says – Sorry, Can't Support Wind Turbines

August 24, 2008

Editor: I believe Mr. Hoffman is the first politician to publicly say he is against wind farms, and to explain the reasons for his decision. Well done Mr. Hoffman.

Enbridge wind farm Kincardine Ontario

Enbridge wind farm Kincardine Ontario

There is a real conflict emerging over the proposed wind turbines
apparently to be installed from Dacre, all along the Opeongo Line
through Wilno, Barry’s Bay and to Algonquin Park.

Neighbors are getting set against one another over this; even some families have started to split, brother against brother.

The issue has serious implications for all of Renfrew County.

Wind turbines sound great when you first hear about them. Who is against renewable energy?

Farmers who struggle to make a living are eying up the $9,000 they are to receive per turbine per year.

Ten turbines is a retirement income of $90,000!

Who would blame the farmers! And the Bonnechere and Madawaska
township councils can see much-needed tax dollars flowing in. But there
are problems with the whole scheme.

Considerable forest will have to be cut to install them, roads
built to service them, skylines altered as hundreds pepper the horizon,
their red lights flashing at night; and they are noisy too.

I know, because I went to Shelburne Ontario to see them.

My sense is that once we are all informed and determine the net
impact, we will choose to say to our would-be wind-farmer neighbor, as
I have done with mine, “Sorry old friend, I can’t support this
project.”

Yours truly,

Dr. Ben Hoffman

Federal Green Party Candidate, Eganville, ON

Send Ben an email to show your support

ben.hoffman@greenparty.ca

Full article at the Daily Observer

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