Thursday, 24 November 2011
Why does (part of) CBC hate wind? Part 3a
Would you live near wind turbines?
October 1, 2011
Suppose you were asked that question?
Now suppose that question was preceded with the following:
Wind turbines are shooting down property values some Ontario homeowners are complaining.
A CBC News investigation has found that the expansion of wind power projects is creating a backlash in rural communities where property owners say they're unable to sell their homes.
Despite assurances from the government and industry experts that there are no health impacts from turbines, a fear of the effects is keeping people away.
Stephana Johnston lives near several turbines and has found it nearly impossible to sell her home.
"My hunch is that people look at them and say: 'As nice as the property is going south, looking at the lake, we don't want to be surrounded by those turbines.' Can't say that I blame them," she says.
The results were 68% against living near a turbine, based on over 3000 votes. What do you bet that a number of people then said, blogged or wrote, "A CBC poll of over 3000 people shows that 68% of those polled would not want to live near a turbine".
All of this less than a week before the Ontario election.