By Don Crosby
The Sun Times
February 6th, 2010
The message to wind farm developers was clear. Leave.
“What do we have to do to make you pack up your bags and go away?” said Durham-area resident Joan Rawski.
She was among about 400 people who packed the Durham community centre for a public information meeting on wind energy Thursday evening.
Florida-based Nextera Energy wants to put up about a dozen wind turbines east of Priceville and many residents of West Grey are opposed to the plan and say they will fight the proposal.
“We are not going to stand back and allow somebody to come up here and try and take away everything we hold dear and devalue our property. It’s not acceptable and we’re not going to let it happen and I think the mood in the room this evening was pretty indicative of that,” Rawski said.
But such opposition fell on deaf ears.
Steve Stengel, director of communications for Nextera, said they [sic] company is undeterred by opposition and plans to press ahead with the project near Priceville.