Windpushers Treat Leaseholders With Disdain & Disrespect…

NexTerror strikes again – wind company threatens elderly leaseholders

NextTerror lawyerFebruary 13, 2014 we received registered mail from McCarthy Tetrault LLP stating… “our client [NextEra Energy] demands that you promptly execute and return two fully executed copies of such lease by no later than February 21, 2014.

If you fail to deliver such copies of the signed lease, you should be aware that Goshen has requested us to take immediate legal action on its behalf to enforce its rights and remedies for your breach of the Option Agreement, which action may result in you becoming liable for, amongst other things, Court costs, damages (which can extend to substantial amounts on account of delayed construction of the overall project and lost revenues arising from such delays), and interest on such damages at the rates prescribed under the Courts of Justice Act of Ontario. As well, you should be aware that such litigation against you may result in adverse implications for your credit ratings.”

Mayor Hessel, Council members and CAO:
I am attaching a self-explanatory letter from Bev Teeter, a Bluewater resident and turbine lease holder in Nextera’s Goshen Project.  In addition the addressee within the attached, she has also sent it to the London Free Press as an open Letter to the Editor however it is unlikely they will print it.

This brave woman has been a thorn in Nextera’s side for a long time now.  They eventually removed Turbine #13 from being built on her property however the transmission/collection lines do go through their property.

Bev has been a staunch supporter of the anti-wind movement after she realized she was duped by the wind companies.  She is in her 80’s, has a hearing impairment and cares deeply about doing what she can to right a wrong which is what she felt she did by signing the lease.  She was bullied into doing so without a care towards her or her husband of over 50 years.  I cannot express how disgusted I am with Nextera for treating vulnerable people such as Bev and her husband, Irv, so callously.

My hope is that Council is able to see this as just one example of how useless it is to enter into any sort of agreement such as a Vibrancy Fund that would ‘recognize’ wind companies as anything other than the wind weasels they are.  Should you disregard the manner in which they have treated this senior citizen and taxpayer of this county, you do so knowing full well that you are putting all the the citizens of Bluewater at risk.

Please do the right thing and stop the ongoing data collection with the wind companies.  Your actions in continuing to engage with these companies will do nothing other than sell us all down the river.

I would request this letter along with Bev’s be attached to the agenda of a Municipal Council meeting and that they be read aloud in their entirety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
(pk)

The following is a prime example of how people are actually treated by wind developers after they get their signatures….


Open Letter
Dashwood, ON N0M1N0
June 3, 2015
Goshen Wind, LP
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Att. Carlos Megias, Senior Counsel
Re: Lease with Goshen Wind Inc. with Effective Date of  December 15, 2013

Dear Sir,
Your letter dated May 28 arrived here June 1.   You object to our informing the Sumitoma Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada that “the lease on our land assumed by Goshen Wind was obtained illegally, as our signatures were attached without our knowledge or consent”.   This in our opinion is absolutely true.

As stated in my reply to NextEra’s Goshen employee in June 2014:
“Nicole, before responding to your June 19th letter, I would like to set down my view of the overall situation and the Green Energy Act . For every monster turbine set in motion, the people of Ontario lose.  Every wind project increases our future energy payments.  People complain about their “hydro” bills but may be unaware that wind power has been given special status…  guaranteed high rates and first usage before cheaper sources already available.  They may be unaware that excess  power is dumped across the border for far less than what we have paid for it.  Along with the enormous costs of building these projects which we do not need, they destroy  habitat for birds and people alike,  cause many to suffer Wind Turbine Syndrome documented where ever such mammoth turbines spin  and ultimately facilitate a process which turns our prime agricultural land over to Corporate owners at drastically diminished values.  And as turbines go up, possibilities for truly green alternatives diminish. There is nothing beneficial to Ontario in this.  Wind Turbines do not serve to reduce CO2,  they are not pristine and green.

In 2011, we were quite unaware of all that and had signed the Canadian Greenpower Option/Lease a few years earlier.  When the familiar CGP representative arrived wanting signatures on July 18th, a sticky hot day, we listened to his excited rant indicating it was possible the project might go ahead, his description of  construction detailing cement dome and moving topsoil, and restoration….  there was no talk of  terms and conditions or new lease or NextEra.    I  vividly remember asking him if the reason he needed signatures was to renew the option and his look of discomfort as he nodded to confirm that was the case.  He never presented papers for us to look through.  He did not discuss terms other than to indicate the payment had been increased.   After sitting at that picnic table in the heat for 1 ½ hours, we stupidly signed his paper.  And Ms. Geneau you were advised of this in my letter to you  December 12, 2013.   Likewise you were advised that we had never been consulted about  siting as required by the lease.  The second paragraph of your letter does not match what actually took place.  We were not shown or provided with a copy of the NextEra option/lease until October of last year.    At that time we were shocked and sickened by the hoax that had taken place.

Your letter states that we renewed the Option to Lease Agreement on July 28th, 2011.  Perhaps that was the day NextEra signed?  We would have no way of knowing since we were otherwise occupied on July 28th, had no knowledge of NextEra, and were given no documents.”

Sir,  you state that “the lease was not obtained illegally as evidenced by… signatures and initials to the lease.”   That lease was first shown to us in October of 2013.  We recognized immediately that we had not seen it  previously and would not have signed the Option if we had.   The Lease Effective Date of December 15, 2013 passed without our signatures.    February 13, 2014 we received registered mail from McCarthy Tetrault LLP  stating… “our client demands that you promptly execute and return two fully executed copies of such lease by no later than February 21, 2014.

If you fail to deliver such copies of the signed lease, you should be aware that Goshen has requested us to take immediate legal action on its behalf to enforce its rights and remedies for your breach of the Option Agreement, which action may result in you becoming liable for, amongst other things, Court costs, damages (which can extend to substantial amounts on account of delayed construction of the overall project and lost revenues arising from such delays), and interest on such damages at the rates prescribed under the Courts of Justice Act of Ontario.  As well, you should be aware that such litigation against you may result in adverse implications for your credit ratings.”

This threat was the equivalent of a gun to our heads.   We signed the loathsome papers February 18, 2014.   It was not until May 27, 2014 that the document  was signed by the corporation representative.  We received a copy later by UPS from Florida.

We now know that the original Option to be legal must have the full Option and Lease attached  before any signatures are added.  Clearly this was not the case here.

That the wind Corporation proceeds to mortgage “their infrastructure and facilities on and leasehold and easement interests in” our land initiates significant restrictions to our ability to use this property as we see fit.  Our naivety and the deceit practised by wind corporations have put leaseholders in the situation of losing not only property rights but also the right to a safe and healthful environment in our homes and our neighbors in theirs.

Sincerely,
Bev Teeter

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