Voices from the Thedford Bog: Wind turbines are “a social experiment, a mess, a failure”


Protesters joined the remaining migrating tundra swans at the Thedford Bog near Grand Bend, Lake Huron, on Sunday, April 6, 2014, to condemn plans to build a bristling barrier of industrial wind turbines in what is a designated Important Bird Area. Every March some 10-15,000 tundra swans stop at the Thedford Bog and environs to rest and feed before continuing on their migration to the western Arctic.

Waterfowl scientist Dr. Scott Petrie told CBC News in 2012:

By putting the turbines in inappropriate places, it actually is tantamount to habitat loss. You wouldn’t put an office tower next to a coastal wetland, why would you put a wind turbine there?

Monte McNaughton, Progressive Conservative Member of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario (MPP) for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, reminded the protesters that his party’s leader, Tim Hudak, has promised, if elected, to repeal the Green Energy Act, the draconian legislation that has given unprecedented rights to industrial wind turbines over people, communities and wildlife. The Green Energy Act was enacted in 2009 in part as a response to the fake planetary emergency of man-made global warming/climate change.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO PLAY VIDEO (some wind noise)

The Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne Liberal governments have allowed the Ontario landscape to be despoiled and blighted by thousands of useless industrial wind turbines. The machines, towering as high as 50-storey buildings, built on a foundation that requires 800 tons of concrete each that will remain in the ground of prime farmland forever, have been erected in the absence of any cost-benefit analysis or human health studies, and accorded special rights by the Liberal government with its elimination of environmental restrictions inconvenient to wind companies.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to build thousands more of the extortionate-to-taxpayers, destructive, un-green industrial monstrosities.

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7 responses to “Voices from the Thedford Bog: Wind turbines are “a social experiment, a mess, a failure””

  1. windfarmresearch says :

    Are the swans still there? Do they return in the fall?

    • FauxGreen says :

      No, the swans have left, as you can see on this calendar posted by the Lambton Heritage Museum – http://www.lclmg.org/lclmg/Default.aspx?tabid=127 – click “Migration Report”. This year the swans were late in arriving, due to the prolonged presence of ice and snow on the bog, and the majority lingered only two days before departing. You can check the museum’s archived migration report calendars – http://www.lclmg.org/lclmg/Default.aspx?tabid=128 – to judge what the swans’ usual window of arrival is (mid-March) – click the arrows on either side of the month heading.

      We’ve read that in the fall the swans travel back to the eastern U.S. shores in smaller family groups, not en masse as in the spring.

  2. Lois Lane - MAWT says :

    Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines .

  3. SickOfLies says :

    Be very careful the PC party is full blown agenda 21 just like the NDP and Liberals. You need to listen for the key words such as sustainability and carbon footprint. We all know these things were false and revealed by Snowden and others. If the PC party gets rid of the Green energy act I will bet it will be replaced with some thing even worse as it will now have everyones input from all the courts and comments to make it a way that you will not be able to defend against it. The time is not to try one of the other parties and leave these 3 behind. There is no sense in beaten a dead horse. Change can only begin with YOU!

  4. cornwallwindwatch says :

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

  5. Pete says :

    “Turbines Kill Birds”… so do cars.

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