Rick in the News

MPP wants stop to ‘turbines popping up everywhere’

July 19, 2012

Turbines in Essex and Chatham-Kent counties in southwestern Ontario have become a fact of life.

In Chatham-Kent alone, for example, there could be more than 500 turbines turning by 2014.

But not if Chatham-Kent Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls has anything to say about it. He and his party want a moratorium on the development of wind farms while Ottawa completes its study.

“When I heard [Health Canada] decided to conduct a study, I was very, very pleased. It tells me there is more to local issues with regard to health,” he said. “When the federal government decides to look at it, I believe there is something more serious out there than we’ve known to exist in the past.”

Nicholls said, “turbines are popping up everywhere” in his riding.

Read the rest of the story at CBC Windsor