Irrevocable Change is coming to Wentworth Valley
Large Scale Industrial Wind Turbine Projects
A Disappointing Decision
On May 4, 2023, the Minister Of Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change decided to approve the Higgins Mountain Wind Farm Project environmental assessment in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions (PDF).
Everyone knows renewable energy is good, right?
But the devil often lurks in the details.
There are multiple large scale wind turbine projects proposed for Wentworth Valley, several with up to 18 industrial sized turbines each. The tallest of the turbines are giants reaching 623ft/190m high, twice the height of the tallest building in Halifax.
We desire that the special ecology & biodiversity of the Wentworth Valley be protected and, where sustainable, support human enjoyment of it, now and for all generations to come.
This is not the right location for industrial wind turbines.
International industrial wind development consortiums and corporations want to build some of the largest industrial wind complexes in Atlantic Canada using the largest industrial wind turbines ever installed in the region to date. Protect Wentworth Valley supports renewable energy, however, there are implications with these massive turbines for everything from wildlife degradation, human health, economic development, and general disregard of the peace and enjoyment of the land.
The Nova Scotia Moose Recovery Plan calls for more core habitat and connectivity. Higgins Mountain has been identified as important core habitat and needs to be part of the recovery plan.
Species at Risk,
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