Doctors and nurses back wind and solar power

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Take a read through this interesting article published on Monday, April 11, 2011 by John Spears, Business Reporter of the Toronto Star, thestar.com

——— Ontario’s family physicians and nurses are launching an advertising campaign to defend wind and solar power. The ads, to run in western Ontario and Niagara newspapers, will be sponsored by the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, and by the Asthma Society of Canada and Ontario Lung Association. Ontario’s Liberal government has pledged to shut the coal plants by 2014. But an election is looming in this fall, campaign spokesman Gideon Forman said in an interview. “We don’t know who’s going to be in government in October 2011,” said Forman, who is executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. “It’s quite possible that we could have another government that would not embrace the coal phase-out and we’re quite concerned about that.” “We want whoever’s in power to know that doctors and nurses support this.” Continue reading…