No Implementation of Wind Turbines
April 3, 2006
The Niagara Escarpment in wrongly being threatened with destruction. Recognized as one of the most scenic landmarks in Canada, characterized by its rolling hills and forested regions, little can replace the natural spectacles viewed there.
However, this environment is challenged by the Superior Wind Energy, who wishes to implement 133 wind turbines, structures that stand over 400 feet tall and would obliterate the serenity and splendor of the region. Not only would these turbines be unappealing to the aesthetics of the Escarpment, but also rival the sustainability of many species of animals populating the region.
Considering that very rare species of vegetation, birds, reptiles and amphibians inhabit this if would be a tragedy to see these natural organisms become extinct.
Another quality of the Niagara Escarpment the implementation of Wind Turbines would affect is the local economy. The tourism industry would be gravely hurt by such construction because many hikers blaze the trails of the Niagara Escarpment, but with the Wind Turbines obstructing the trails the serenity of the region would be impeded.
Also with less space for housing development and the threat that some current habitants might choose to move because of the turbines, local businesses and industries will not be able to reach there full potential without adequate numbers of employees.
The last topic that will be mentioned is the very relevant fact that so many alternatives to wind energy exist. Solar energy, geothermal energy and bioenergy are all safe and not obstructive method of retaining energy, which do not supplement harsh on the surrounding Escarpment as the potential wind energy would, and these other options must be considered.
The Blue Highlands Citizen Coalition would like to take this time to thank you for taking the time to read our petition, and with you we hope that we have bestowed the knowledge of how many species of wildlife would be affected by potential wind turbines, and we trust that you have become aware of the vital need to prevent any construction of this nature.
Thank you for your patronage.
We, the members of the Blue Highlands Citizen Coalition and residents of the beautiful Niagara Escarpment wish to abolish the implementation of Wind Turbines in or around our region.
The No Implementation of Wind Turbines petition to Superior Wind Energy was written by caroline and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.