Groups that claim wind turbines have negative impacts on human health have been dealt a blow by a recent court ruling.
The London Free Press reports the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled against groups that argued wind farm developers should have to prove turbines are not harmful before they’re installed.
The anti-wind farm groups were arguing against two farms: one near Collingwood and the other in Plympton-Wyoming.
The court’s ruling was in line with previous tribunals that said those objecting to the farms have to prove they cause harm.
There has only been one notable reversal of a planned project. Plans for an installation in eastern Ontario were suspended after officials discovered it would have jeopardized habitat for the endangered Blanding’s turtle.
Opponents of the Grey Highlands project in the Collingwood area have spent over $200,000 on legal fees in the battle against wind projects.