McGuinty blows out offshore wind projects
Two years ago, Premier McGuinty vowed to crack down on communities that fought against green energy projects.He called it NIMBYism, short for Not In My Back Yard, and argued some people agreed with the projects - as long as they were built in someone else's community.
Well, on Friday afternoon (Feb 11), the premier had a different word for those people: Right.McGuinty has pulled the plug on controversial plans to set up wind turbines in Ontario lakes.The Liberals issued a news release that says more research needs to be done, to determine the environmental impact of the projects.
One of the most controversial projects was planned for the Scarborough Bluffs.
Sixty wind turbines were to be set up in the shallow waters offshore - even though many Scarborough residents were dead set against the idea.
One of those residents was John Laforet. He's now president of an organization called Wind Concerns Ontario. Listen to his interview with Laura Di Battista
here (runs 5:10)
Learn more about Wind Concerns Ontario's positions here, We got a different point of view, coming up on the next edition of Here and Now (see next post)