Farm couple fights wind turbines

Page 14 of Toronto Sun, page B4 of Toronto Star (Business section)

Ontario Wind Resistance

John Spears, The Star
The Ontario government is using its residents as subjects in an experiment with wind turbines, says the lawyer for a Huron County farm couple. That’s wrong, says Julian Falconer; and he gave notice Tuesday that his clients intend to file a lawsuit in 60 days that would block a proposed wind farm until a federal study into the health effects of wind turbines is completed.

His clients, Shawn and Tricia Drennan, raise crops and feed hogs on a 300-acre operation started by Shawn’s grandfather in 1922. The proposed wind farm would, they say, place a dozen turbines and a big transformer station within two kilometres of their farm. It would also surround their property with high voltage electric lines.

Falconer told reporters Tuesday that the development, which is in the late stages of getting provincial approval, should be halted pending completion of a federal health study…

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