Residents ready for legal battle over power lines

Ontario Wind Resistance

Wind company proceeds with Mountainview route despite review by escarpment commission

by Amanda Moore, Niagara This Week
A group of Beamsville residents are prepared to take proponents of a West Lincoln wind farm to court. While they aren’t opposed to the storeys-high towers being erected in West Lincoln, they are opposed to plans to install 80-foot high power lines down Mountainview Road.

The recently incorporated Mountainview Niagara Escarpment Commission Association has already raised $75,000 which president Harald Thiel says they will use should Niagara Region Wind Corporation move ahead with installing a connection line down Mountainview Road in Beamsville.

“It’s a shame that we, as citizens, have to spend our own hard-earned money to defend our property rights,” said Thiel, owner of Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery, located just off Mountainview Road. “But we intend to do so. We’ve hired a law firm.” Read article

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