Horizon announces open house dates, opposition says they’re not being heard
By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
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The co-chairman of the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee suspects Horizon Wind’s newest renewable energy approval application won’t look much different than one the province recently rejected.
Mike Payne said members of his organization, who object to the construction of a wind farm on the mountain range, also don’t believe the southern Ontario energy company is really taking their concerns to heart.
“We’ve been begging for consultation from the very beginning,” Payne said. “That’s been a very large problem. There’s no public consultation unless they’re forced to.”
The company on Thursday announced it will host a pair of open houses on May 17 and 18, as required under the REA application process.
The first is slated for the Blake Community Hall. The second will be at Fort William Country Club.
Payne said it appears the project has taken on an entirely new scope with changes being made to the turbines.