Back in June 2010 the Ontario government released a discussion paper that proposed some rules for offshore wind turbine projects, mainly in the Great Lakes, and solicited public reaction. The most important of these rules was a setback of 5,000 meters from the shoreline. You can imagine the reaction of those neighbors who had turbines 550 meters from their homes.
This is not the first time Ontario has solicited public input. Before the Green Energy Act was passed they held a series of meetings and accepted input. Almost needless to say, they ignored all that input and continued with the same rules they had proposed earlier. In spite of the high probability of wasting my time, I went ahead and submitted some comments of my own.