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SOS has been divisive without all the facts in opposing turbines

Posted 18 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Editor:

I have been a resident of Yates for 35 years. I raised my children here and worked in the community. It is time we think about doing something for the future, like lowering our carbon footprint.

I have done some research and have found several discrepancies in the claims made by the anti-wind turbine folks, but please do your own research. Don’t look at just pro or anti sites, look for independent studies or those done by governments, science or The World Wildlife Federation. I think you might be surprised.

I also looked into solar – it would take a lot of farmland and not be as efficient. It would take 60 acres of farmland with solar panels to create as much electricity as one of the newer style commercial wind turbines that take up only 1/2 acre of farmland.

I don’t think we should listen to people who say you should sue your neighbor and have already done so. This is not what this community is about.

I have always been impressed with the way people here have helped one another. We have people who are running for town offices that only have one agenda, to stop the wind turbines from coming here.

These people have never shown any interest in the community that I am aware of, in fact until SOS (Save Ontario Shores) showed up I had never even heard any of their names. Please don’t let outside influence change our town.

Thank you.

Harvey L. Campbell
Lyndonville