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Don’t Let NIMBYism Stymie Much Needed Development

Dear Editor,

In reference to the proposed pumped energy storage facility, I was heartened to see letters in the October 17 edition of The Meaford Independent from people whose interest extends beyond the narrow focus of the ‘Save Georgian Bay’ group (SGB).

I am a resident of Meaford and have been part of the community for many years. The environment has always been important to me so I’ve started to do my research as I do wish to be informed about this project. I’m including some of my thoughts here and I will also be sharing them with the DND and TC Energy.

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Reader Concerned About Proposed Energy Project on Tank Range


I attended the recent community meeting in Meaford concerning the proposed TransCanada Energy (TCE) (formerly the TransCanada Corporation), project to be located on the Meaford Tank Range.

If this proceeds, this massive plant will pump water from Georgian Bay up 150 meters over the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biopshere Reserve!) to a man-made reservoir. The water being pumped daily will be almost half the average flow over Niagara Falls.

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Cautious Approach to Proposed Pumped Storage Project

Editor Meaford Independent,

There was a presentation in Thornbury at Citizen's Forum on Tuesday, October 8. I understand there will be another presentation in Meaford on Saturday. There will undoubtedly large, loud, and widespread resistance.

I have no position on this, one way or the other. My intent is simply to help make sure the potential benefits are not ignored or shouted down.

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