GDF Suez To Appeal Decision

The Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

The company that erected eight wind turbines near Chatham-Kent’s municipal airport is going to fight an order to have them torn down.

GDF Suez Government Relations Advisor Bonnie Hiltz says they’re going to appeal the demolition order from Transport Canada.

“Multiple aeronautic consultants and studies have said there are no safety issues with the turbines or impacts on the airport operations,” says Hiltz. “We wanted to emphasize that the project proceeded to construction with the understanding that it had received all required zoning permits and they were in place.”

Transport Canada has set a December 31 deadline to have the turbines torn down.