How to generate opposition to wind power

Originally posted one year ago:

To generate opposition to wind power, follow the example of Ontario, Canada:

  • Take away decision-making powers from local municipalities
  • Set noise limits, but don’t enforce them
  • Classify complaints as “other”, then deny that there are any
  • Grant legally binding contracts before public meetings to render consultation meaningless
  • Issue permit to cut down an active bald eagle nest
  • Change rules so wind companies no longer need permits to cut down active eagle nests
  • Approve industrial wind projects in designated ‘Important Bird Areas’
  • Appeal the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision to protect rare turtle habitat
  • Allow clear-cutting of trees including a rare northern sugar maple grove
  • Buy high-cost wind power, then waste low-cost hydro power
  • Buy high-cost wind power, then pay others to use it
  • Export excess power at a loss, but call it a profit
  • Pay wind companies to not produce power
  • Allow SLAPP suits against local residents (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation)
  • Fight local residents in court literally dozens of times (see Legal Actions tab)

4 Responses to How to generate opposition to wind power

  1. 1957chev says:

    This is so simple, and makes perfect sense. No wonder the Liberals couldn’t figure it out!

  2. wolfhill1 says:

    Succinct and well-said! We could add:
    – ridicule evidence of adverse human health effects, tell people it’s all in their heads
    – ignore devaluation of property
    – rely on turbines owners to report “accurate” bird and bat slaughter
    – continue to increase the billions lost already each time a new, useless turbine is approved
    – build turbines next to airports, Transport Canada safety rules be damned
    – pretend soaring electricity costs are good for the economy
    – engage in Orwellian double-speak with transparently empty promises of “greater say” for municipalities but no veto

    This UN Agenda 21, ICLEI and special-interest, funded NGOs and industry lobbyists at work setting policy for a compliant, co-opted government. Democracy hijacked.

  3. The fact is! There is no safe distance for wind Turbines, NOT GREEN, NOT CHEAP, NOT RELIABLE, and come with a very BAD side EFFECT on people and the ENVIRONMENT. there is Nothing about TURBINES GREEN. SAY NO TO WIND TURBINES.

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