Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Beginning Of Something?

OPP in Haldimand County believe the vandals struck the Summerhaven Wind farm project overnight Friday, painting a disassembled tower, setting a fire and causing about $60,000 damage.

As the article notes, the turbine is near where MOE workers removed an active but currently unused bald eagles several weeks back to make way for an expansion of the project.  Last week local first nations protested the removal.

While this vandalism appears to be the first act of its kind, last summer an employee with one of wind companies was the subject of death threats.  Police investigated, but it looks as if nothing came of it.

1 comment:

Paul Kuster said...

Actually it was NextEra workers who tried to "carefully" take down the nest so they could proudly display it in the NextEra Destroyed Wildlife Habitat museum. The museum is expected to employ up to 10 full-time and 300 part-time positions thus contributing to the anemic "Green jobs" count. The MOE and MNR were nowhere to be found on that day although they approved the operation.