Suncor's Industrial Wind Power Project has moved into a comment period. This is one step closer to an approval which leads to construction.
What can you do?
Provide comments during the comment period ending January 19, 2014.
Comments can be submitted online, in writing or by phone. We suggest you copy us on your comments. (E-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)
What should you say?
1. Ask for an extension on comment period. This is the holiday season and it is difficult to get adequate feedback during this period.
2. Indicate if you have seen any species at risk in the County and more importantly, within the boundary of the wind project. Include timeline if known. Check these two links below for species.
Project Boundary map: http://www.suncor.com/en/about/4797.aspx
Remember, a Blandings turtle shut down one wind power project and we have them here in Lambton County! Have you seen one??? Let us know!
3. Outline any concerns you may have about the project documents. See
4. Outline any other concerns you have. We are more likely to be successful by identifying problems with species at risk versus human health; however, it is advisable to also consider the following in your comments:
The MOE should invoke the precautionary principle. Approving this project would violate our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There is evidence our Charter Rights are being violated….
November 2013, University of Waterloo Study
The preliminary results of a provincially funded health study conducted at the University of Waterloo, although not peer reviewed yet, indicated a statistically significant relationship between vertigo and sleep deprivation and proximity to wind turbines. The relationship between tinnitus and proximity to wind turbines approached statistical significance.
November, 2013, Massachusetts
Judge ruled that wind turbines put residents at risk of "Irreparable physical and psychological harm."
April 2013, Environmental Tribunal, Cherry Tree Wind Farm Australia
"There is evidence before the Tribunal that a number of people living close to wind farms suffer deleterious health effects. The evidence is both direct and anecdotal. There is a uniformity of description of these effects across a number of wind farms, both in southeast Australia and North America. Residents complain of suffering sleep disturbance, feelings of anxiety upon awakening, headaches, pressure at the base of the neck and in the head and ears, nausea and loss of balance. In some cases the impacts have been of such gravity that residents have been forced to abandon their homes. On the basis of this evidence it is clear that some residents who live in close proximity to a wind farm experience the symptoms described, and that the experience is not simply imagined."
2011, Environmental Tribunal, Chatham-Kent
“This case has successfully shown that the debate should not be simplified to one about whether wind turbines can cause harm to humans. The evidence presented to the Tribunal demonstrates that they can, if facilities are placed too close to residents. The debate has now evolved to one of degree.”
Keep up the fight! We will win THIS !!!
P.S. Suncor is aware of the health related issues outlined above. What does that tell us about Suncor? Let them know what you think! Email both Jason Valliant and Suncor Cedarpoint Project by clicking here. A copy also comes to WAIT-PW.
HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL LATELY?
"WATT$" hidden in your electricity bill?
What does each line include and what it means to you!
Your electrical bill is rising--what drives it?
Parker Gallant, analyst and editorialist for the National Post explains it -- and more!
Why is "green energy" not green? The Green Energy Act is flawed! Video -- Professor Ross McKitrick, University of Guelph Economics Dep't explains facts the Pro-Wind Lobby hides!
What's it like living near an Industrial Wind Turbine?
How do wind turbines affect wildlife? Wind companies have bought victim's homes--imposing gag orders!
Why care?? It's not just a rural thing -- it's an all Ontario thing....
Imperial Theatre, Sarnia
Wednesday, July 31, 7 - 9 PM
HELP NEEDED--"Letters of Objection" to the Suncor Wind Project DO make a difference in WAIT-PW and Plympton-Wyoming voicing a strong message to Suncor, the MOE, and our politicians--we do not want wind turbines built in our community. WAIT-PW set up an information table at Sunripe Produce Store on April 19 and 20. Total Objection Letters for Friday/Saturday = 172. Petition signatories were about the same. You can still Download a PDF copy, or Word Document, for submission. Every voice helps! Complete the form. For PDF, scan it back to a digital form. Word document version can be filled in and saved to your computer. E-mail them back to WAIT-PW at the address on the form (top). OR e-mail to all the recipients shown on the top of the form, and include our members of parliaments at the bottom of the sheet. Objection letters should be sent as soon as possible. WAIT-PW will submit all letters we receive, to intended recipients. Our Members of Parliaments e-mails are:
UPDATE: Land leases seem to be a very hot topic around Lambton County at this time. Please see our Land Leases page for more information.Click image for larger--Wind turbine base installation. There is significant impact to prime farm land.
Camlachie Final Public Meeting-Suncor CedarPoint Wind Project
Our MPP, Mr. Bob Bailey and WAIT-PW Board Member, Ingrid Willemsen, stand in front of a large drawing, showing the location of wind projects in our larger general area.
We had a terrific turn out at the Camlachie Community Centre on April 2nd, despite some cool breezy weather. Suncor held their Third Public Meeting indoors, and WAIT-PW set up an information area outdoors. Many people stopped to chat with us, read the handouts and signs that were available, complete and sign official letters of objection to the CedarPoint project, sign our petition for presentation in the Ontario legislature, and donate to WAIT, and the legal defence fund. We also welcome some new volunteers who have committed to help us in the coming days. WAIT-PW was proud to fulfil our mission statement, shown near the bottom of this page.
In summary, we estimate that hundreds of people came out in support of our PW Council and WAIT-PW. We gathered 379 signed objection letters in 3 hours, about $3,000 in donations were collected, and we have many more signatures on our petition to our Ontario Liberal government.
We have an online, important official "Objection Form Letter" that many people signed at Camlachie on April 2nd, to officially object to the CedarPoint Wind Project. These objection letters carry weight and cannot be conveniently ignored.You can Download a PDF copy, or Word Document, for submission. Complete the form. For PDF, scan it back to a digital form. Word document version can be filled in and saved to your computer. E-mail them back to WAIT-PW at the address on the form (top). OR e-mail to all the recipients shown on the top of the form, and include our members of parliaments at the bottom of the sheet. Objection letters should be sent as soon as possible. WAIT-PW will submit all letters we receive, to intended recipients.
Here is a PDF Copy of the hand-out from the Camlachie Community Centre outdoor display area, April 2nd, It presents up-to-date information.
WAIT-PW welcomes C.O.R.E. (Conservation of Rural Enniskillen) to the growing list of citizen-groups who oppose industrial wind turbines in their communities. Welcome aboard!
Petitions to Stop Wind Turbines
Last year, Plympton-Wyoming Council passed by-laws governing the installation of wind turbines to protect the safety of our residents. P-W Council was very pro-active, and one of the leaders in the province to enact such by-laws. Now, Suncor Energy is challenging these by-laws in court. No date has been set for the proceedings as of yet.
WAIT-PW supports our council 100% on this challenge. Donations to our "Legal Defence Fund" can be made at any branch of Southwest Regional Credit Union. Simply inform the teller that you wish to make a direct donation to the WAIT-PW legal defence fund. Alternatively, cheques can be made out to The Town of Plympton-Wyoming and mailed or taken to:
We sincerely thank you for your support! Receipts will be issued for donations of $100 or more.
The Town of Plympton-Wyoming
546 Niagara St., Box 250
This map is very small to see clearly but it shows the two wind farms planned for this area. Click map for a larger view..
Where did WAIT-PW begin?
After several informal meetings beginning March 18th, 2012, a handful of Plympton-Wyoming's concerned residents formally organized our Board of Directors on March 31st. We will be very busy in the coming days, bringing you many insights into the wind farms that are planned for this area. Stay up-to-date as this web site grows and we put our many plans into action.
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!