For Immediate Release
January 2, 2013
(Queen’s Park) — Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show that officials from the Ministry of Environment were aware of adverse health effects caused by wind turbines in 2009. These documents also show that one wind power company encouraged the Ministry to take a “consistent position” with their company to support the Green Energy.
“These documents prove that government officials were aware that wind turbines were adversely affecting the health of residents,” explained Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce and PC Deputy Critic for Green Energy. “The Liberal government has systematically silenced rural voices to advance a misguided green energy agenda.”
Of the 300 pages that were collected, only 26 were released and many of those pages were heavily redacted. The released documents show that officials were working on an abatement plan to help the residents affected by wind turbine noise and…
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