HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Wind Concerns Ontario is
celebrating Hamilton City Council becoming the seventy-eighth and
largest municipal government to date to successfully pass a motion of
moratorium calling on the Government of Ontario to halt industrial wind
development until proper health studies have been completed and local
democracy is restored.
"Hamilton has joined a movement of municipal governments who recognize
the deep flaws that plague Ontario's Green Energy Act and we're pleased
to see a municipality with the size and clout of Hamilton join in this
call for science and democracy to govern Ontario's energy future," said
John Laforet, President of Wind Concerns Ontario.
Hamilton is home to NDP, Liberal and PC MPPs who are facing re-election
six days from now.
"PC Party Leader and Niagara West Glanbrook (which includes part of
Hamilton) MPP Tim Hudak has been clear his party stands with Hamilton
City Council and seventy seven other municipal councils who represent
more than 2.5 million Ontarians, NDP Leader and Hamilton Centre MPP
Andrea Horwath needs to be equally clear, as does Dalton McGuinty."
Wind Concerns Ontario has called on all parties to support a
province-wide moratorium on further industrial wind development while
independent health and environmental studies are completed to inform
minimum setback regulations, for the restoration of local democratic
planning authority, an end to the feed-in-tariff program and the
cancellation of the Samsung deal.
Wind Concerns Ontario is a grassroots coalition of fifty eight community
organizations in thirty five districts and counties in Ontario and has
members residing in sixty-seven of Ontario's one-hundred and seven
SOURCE Wind Concerns Ontario
For further information:
President - Wind Concerns Ontario
647 724 0600