RNAO and Ontario government: maybe a little TV will help you ‘get’ it
The situation in Kincardine Ontario is so dire–people there are living with Enbridge’s 115-turbine Underwood project–that this past week, a delegation of residents went to Council and actually asked for a state of emergency to be claimed.
That Mayor said no, but Council did undertake two very significant actions:
1. Kincardine officially accepts and recognizes that the wind power generation project is causing health effects
2. Council directed staff to write to the Premier, the Ministers of Health, Environment and Energy to say that the situation is Kincardine is very serious and warrants immediate attention.
Council plans on discussing several other recommendations from the group, HARM or Health Affected Residents Meeting, at its meeting next Wednesday; we await the outcome.
We hope the letter from Kincardine does not meet the same fate as the letter from Don McIver, Mayor of Amaranth, who on two occasions wrote to the Ontario government asking for help…the situation in that area from the 2006 power project has affected the health and wealth of residents there.
In case the government still can’t or won’t understand this, we offer a clip from CTV news which covered the Kincardine event and interviewed some Kincardine residents.
Supposed health related groups like the RNAO and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (which isn’t about health at all) ought to view this, too. Bottom line: this issue is breaking, whether you like it or not.
True health professionals already get it; time you did, too.
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