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Angry residents oppose offshore wind farm proposal
Wind company aims to provide more details at next meeting
Posted By Ron Giofu/The Amherstburg Echo
Posted 10 hours ago
Daniel Sharon addresses the crowd about SouthPoint Wind's proposed offshore wind farm
that would see 700 turbines in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. About 100 people strongly
opposed the idea at a public meeting in Amherstburg Saturday night.
AMHERSTBURG — Approximately 100 residents turned out to a public meeting Saturday night and loudly voiced
opposition to a proposed wind farm development.
SouthPoint Wind is proposing a wind development that, when completed, would have roughly 700 turbines in Lake
Erie and Lake St. Clair. A total of 55 turbines would be located one to two kilometers off of Lakewood Beach shoreline
in Amherstburg with five in the first phase and the remainder in the next phase.
The turbines would be roughly 80 meters in height and 300
meters apart. Should the project fully develop, there would
be 13 clusters of 55 turbines in both lakes.
Daniel Sharon, president of North Coast Strategies, spoke
on behalf of the company for much of the meeting due to his
public relations background. He said that interest in such a
project first came several years ago when offshore turbines
were proposed off of Kingsville. A moratorium was placed
on the project but that has since been lifted with the
province's Green Energy Act now governing renewable
Sharon said they are still awaiting guidelines from the
province on the governance of offshore wind projects.
"We are at the initial stages," he said.
Amherstburg residents in attendance were clear in their
opposition to the project. Sharon Cornellier said she doesn't want to look out her window at "hideous monstrosities" in
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