Donations for legal fund: Our Supreme Court goal is $300,000
Our Stage 1 Goal is $100,000
Thank you to so many of you in Plympton-Wyoming (and beyond) who have contributed to help us well surpass our Stage 1 goal! Without you this would not be possible. Please continue to spread the word and consider donating towards our Supreme Court of Canada goal, $300,000.00!
On Monday, September 8, 2014 the Bryce family appealed the Renewable Energy Approval issued by the Ministry of Environment for Suncor's Cedar Point Industrial Wind Power Plant Project to the Environmental Review Tribunal. The Bryce family is concerned about the possible health impacts for themselves and their young children given that senior government authorities do not understand the full impact of industrial wind turbines on the health of nearby residents. The Bryce family will be represented by the law firm of Falconers LLP.
The County of Lambton has also filed as an appellant, with full Party status. The County asserts that the proposed renewable energy project will cause serious harm to human health by creating unnecessary, and completely avoidable traffic safety hazards on multiple public highways within the vicinity of the project. The County of Lambton will be represented by County Solicitor/General Manager of Corporate Services, David Cribbs.
In addition to these appeals, the Town of Plympton-Wyoming will be seeking Participant status at the Hearing. The Town of Plympton-Wyoming will be represented by Environmental Lawyer, Eric Gillespie.
WAIT-PW, a concerned community based organization supports the decision to appeal and is grateful for the courage and leadership shown by both the Town of Plympton-Wyoming and County of Lambton in acting to protect the health and safety of their residents.
Contact: Ingrid Willemsen. 519-384-2827
May 5, 2014- Community Event on Wind Farms in Plympton-Wyoming
Lawyers Julian Falconer, Asha James and Junaid Subhan attended a community event in Plympton-Wyoming. The event was held by WAIT-PW to educate Plympton-Wyoming residents about the impending Suncor Cedar Point wind project. Julian Falconer spoke to the audience of more than 500 people about ongoing legal cases involving wind companies and Charter challenges about the process for granting Renewable Energy Approvals.
Julian Falconer spoke to the audience, explaining the flawed logic behind the Green Energy Act. Watch this 24 minute video as he elaborates, and ties in the violations against human rights and the constitution.
WAIT-PW has been monitoring the fight against industrial wind turbines across the province for the past 2 years. In the fall of 2012, WAIT-PW became aware of the Drennan Family and SWEAR (Safe Wind Energy for All Residents) and their Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge led by the Falconer law firm (Falconers LLP).
In the spring of 2013, WAIT-PW developed objection letters based on the Charter Challenge led by Julian Falconer and Asha James. It was felt then and now that the Charter Challenge provides the greatest hope as a long term strategy to protect us from the harm caused by industrial wind turbine development in our community.
WAIT-PW has participated in two Environmental Review Tribunals led by Asha James of the Falconer firm since the fall of 2013. Important evidence came out of the three Tribunals. Julian Falconer referenced the availability of some of this testimony during his presentation on May 5th at the Camlachie Community Centre. See: www.Falconers.ca
David Michaud Transcript
David Michaud Summary
(Photo from Suncor's Ripley Wind Project, courtesy of Santo Giorno)
Donations can be made payable to WAIT-PW and gratefully accepted by mail to:
PO Box 219
Plympton Wyoming, ON
Donations can be deposited directly to WAIT-PW, at any branch of Southwest Regional Credit Union by specifying our account as WAIT-PW. Donations also available online.
We are not a non-profit organization. We are a group of concerned citizens. Please ask your accountant if donations will be tax deducible.
Julian Falconer explains the essence of the Charter Challenge in a video on the right side of this page from Wind Victims Ontario. The podcast at the bottom of the page from GFB (Goldhawk Fights Back) is good too.
WAIT-PW also congratulates and supports our Plympton-Wyoming Municipal Council for defending their by-laws in court. Suncor has challenged the municipality for setting a 2 kilometre setback between wind turbines, and homes. A second by-law sets the commitment from the developer at $200,000 per turbine to ensure dismantling at end of life. These proceedings are still ongoing. We wish our Town success in this legal challenge; however, we are concerned a similar 2 km setback was unsuccessfully challenged in Wainfleet last year. We need a plan B and the Charter Challenge is our plan B and long term strategy.
Here is a photo gallery of wind turbines from north of Goderich, taken on Canada Day weekend, 2012. Move your mouse over the images on the left to change the large picture. These industrial installations are not desirable in Plympton-Wyoming or Lambton County.
As a non-profit, volunteer organization,100% of your donation goes to fight wind turbine development. There are no paid positions in WAIT-PW.
Our Mission Statement:
Plympton Wyoming residents informing the public, to dispel the misinformation about Industrial Wind Turbines.
We aim to preserve and promote our existing rural landscape and small town values, free of danger to our health, economy, and free from division amongst our residents.
How we do this:
1) We provide fact based information about the impact of Industrial Wind Turbines.
2) We provide this information to the public, the media and to all levels of government through town hall meetings, web & print resources, and by individual, personal contact where possible.
3) We seek everyone concerned to join us now!
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