TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Wind Concerns Ontario, a coalition of individuals and community groups
concerned about the negative impacts of large-scale wind power
developments, has reacted positively to a decision yesterday by the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The decision states that while the
plaintiffs could not sue for lost property value before the wind
project was approved by the government, they can take action later.
"The judge accepts unreservedly that property value is lost for
neighbours of these power projects based on the evidence," says Jane
Wilson, president. "He also accepted that the possibility of adverse
health effects from the environmental noise. This is vindication for
Ontario's rural and small urban residents, and for municipal councils
who try to protect their citizens by declaring they are not 'willing
hosts' to wind power generation projects."
The decision noted evidence of property value losses in the range of 22
to 50 percent. "The effect on Ontario's economy of property values
losses on that scale would be significant and impact municipal tax
revenues," said Wilson. "The government subsidy for large-scale wind
power must halt."
SOURCE: Wind Concerns Ontario
For further information:
Jane Wilson 613-489-3591/613-725-7120