Wind turbine lawsuit in the works

Ontario Wind Resistance

By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer
Port Ryerse residents are organizing themselves to test a new legal question related to the development of wind farms.

Eight property owners have lent their names to a lawsuit seeking damages for property devaluation arising from the UDI Renewables proposal in the hamlet west of Port Dover.

The residents — members of Norfolk Wind Concerns — are preparing the lawsuit with the help of Toronto environmental lawyer Eric Gillespie.

The lawsuit will cite UDI Renewables and the four farmers who have leased land to the green energy company for causing property values to fall in the vicinity of the project. The paperwork will be filed at a courthouse either in Toronto or Norfolk within two weeks.

Heather Walters of Port Ryerse, spokesperson for Norfolk Wind Concerns, said everyone in the hamlet knows what’s coming. NWC circulated a letter in the community several weeks ago seeking…

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