Betts asks premier to intervene against wind farm

Darrell Cole
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PUGWASH The head of a citizens group fighting a proposed wind farm in the Gulf Shore area is asking the province to stop the project until its safety can be proven.

Please err on the side of caution and call a moratorium of all wind power developments that are any closer than two kilometres of a residence until independent and government research has been done to establish the safe and healthy distance from a turbine people should be living, Lisa Betts said in a letter to Premier Rodney MacDonald.

The Gulf Shore Association is continuing its opposition to the proposed development by Atlantic Wind Power Corporation to erect between 20 and 27 100-meter tall wind turbines between the Gulf Shore Road and the Irishtown Road near Pugwash.

Betts, who said opposition to the project is only going to continue to grow, reiterated that shes not opposed to wind power but feels the location selected by Atlantic Wind Power is wrong and wants the province to institute its own minimum standards by which wind projects must abide.

Organizations: Gulf Shore Association, Atlantic Wind Power

Geographic location: PUGWASH, Gulf Shore Road, Irishtown Road

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