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  • Darrell Cole, Saltwire

Wentworth Valley wind opponents seeking wilderness status

WENTWORTH – A group fighting a proposed wind farm in the Wentworth Valley is urging Nova Scotia’s government to declare the area as a wilderness area to protect the mainland moose and prevent future wind development projects.

“We want to inhibit industrial wind turbines in areas of important moose habitat and connectivity in Colchester Cumberland,” Folly Lake area resident and Protect Wentworth Valley spokesperson Leslie Dykeman said. “We don’t believe the Wentworth Valley is the right place for industrial wind turbines for so many reasons.”

The group, she added, is not against renewable energy, but says placing multiple turbines in the Wentworth Valley could be devastating to the area as a moose habitat. She said it’s one thing to get away from fossil fuels and energy sources that are bad for the environment, but it’s important not to replace that with something just as bad.

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