Lengthy wind turbine debate in West Lincoln goes nowhere
After hours of debate, West Lincoln's planning committee decided last night to take no further steps in the debate over wind turbines.
Residents packed the high school gym last night in anticipation of a motion from one of the town's alderman imposing a two kilometre setback for any wind turbine developments.
But as Mayor Doug Joyner tells us the setback is unenforceable and at this point the town has done all it can with the contentious issue.
After a lengthy debate, committee members instead voted on a motion demanding the province's next premier overhaul the Green Energy Act which allows for large wind turbine developments.
Mayor Joyner says wind turbine opponents also have to talk to both opposition party leaders and ask them where they stand on the issue.
He notes, " The Green Energy Act received royal assent in 2009, and from that point, the rules changed."