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!
The preliminary hearing of the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) was held Monday, October 6th at the Camlachie Community Centre. It is an appeal of a recent approval of Suncor's plan to build a 46 turbine wind project in Plympton Wyoming, Lambton Shores and WarwickTownship. There were approximately 100 people in attendance. We are grateful to all who attended as a show of support for this very important event.
The following is a list of the various parties who are involved in this hearing.
Appellants: Mr. & Mrs. L. Bryce represented by the Falconers Firm
Party status: Lambton County represented by Mr. David Cribbs
Participant status: Town of Plympton Wyoming represented by Eric Gillespie Firm
Participant status: E. Bellavance (on behalf of WAIT-PW)
Presenters: Anishnabeg Women
Witnesses: Appellants (4), MOE (1), Lambton County (1), Suncor (9)
The following dates have been set aside for this hearing: Nov. 10, 12-14, 20 & 21, and 24-28. Most hearing days will be held at the Camlachie Community Centre however some expert witnesses may provide their testimony via teleconference.
We hope you will follow with interest these proceedings and attend as many as possible.
Our website www.wait-pw.ca and our Facebook Page will have more details as they become available. Thank you again for your continued support.
Contact: Ingrid Willemsen. 519-384-2827
Oct 15, 2014 - Town of Plympton-Wyoming Bylaws passed - Number 62 regulating wind turbine noise, and Number 46 regulating permits for wind turbines including requirements for insurance and decommissioning.
Oct 20, 2014 - Revolutionary bylaw created in Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario, Canada
Bylaw includes ILFN (Infra and Low Frequency Noise) penalties and is attracting attention from around the world
Plympton Wyoming, Ontario, Mayor Lonny Napper:
“When I took an oath to protect my community, I took it very seriously.”
“People are suffering in other projects. My community is slated for multiple developers and several proposed wind projects. The time for action, and protective measures, has been with us for some time now….we can’t continue to bounce around the same arguments and with no noticeable gain in community health rights. The protection of health is first.”
"“The information about what other communities are suffering, disruption, noise, degradation of precious landscapes, seriously divided communities, and to see that this possible devastation is in my full view, for my residents, something has to give.”
“With all the available evidence from around the world about the effects of Low Frequency and Infrasound from industrial wind turbines, it amazes me that the alarms are not sounding earlier and stronger."
Brown County Board of Health in Wisconsin USA declares the Shirley Industrial Wind Power Project a Human Health "Hazard".
"To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines at Shirley Wind Project in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, WI. A Human Health Hazard for all people (residents, workers, visitors, and sensitive passersby) who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health."
See attached press release for more information.
Thank you for your interest!
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.
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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