Monthly Archives: January 2015

Michigan wind farms meeting goals, but disturbing neighbors

Capital News Service posted this interesting update on the status of wind energy in Michigan yesterday.

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A lawsuit in which residents living near the Lake Winds wind plant south of Ludington claimed the facility was making people sick has been settled out of court.

Here’s an article in Michigan Capitol Confidential, a publication of Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which discusses an interesting aspect of the settlement. Cary Shineldecker, one of 19 plaintiffs in the case, wrote a letter to the Reading Township Trustees, as … Continue reading

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On Tuesday, the Reading Township Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for James and Justine Galloway to erect a 195″ meteorological tower.

If you weren’t able to attend the meeting the following videos document what took place. 1) The meeting began. The site plan was reviewed, the chairman indicated that the permit was the first step in development of a wind farm.  Carrie … Continue reading

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The Hillsdale Daily News had a recent column extolling the benefits of Hydro power in Michigan

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All is not well in Garden, Michigan

Upper Peninsula wind farm sued over impacts on neighbors. How would you like to have to endure the shadow flicker that is shown in this video from Garden MI. uploaded by Meghan Jean Kelly? Flickering in my grandparents family room from turbine … Continue reading

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A Tale of two meetings

Here’s a video news report from The Mackinac Center For Public Policy that reports on 2 meetings dealing with wind energy in Michigan that were held in Lansing last week, one hosted by AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) and the … Continue reading

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Here’s an article in today’s Detroit News about the Wind Revolt in Huron County, MI

Wind power sets off revolt in Michigan’s Thumb

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This is a great article by Jack Spencer, Capitol Affairs Specialist from The Mackinac Center For Public Policy.

Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings Claims about efficiency, health hazards should be explored http://www.mackinac.org/20933

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Here’s an update from Kevon Martis, Director of Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition (iiccusa.org). Take the time to follow the links in the article which provide some extremely informative information.

Dear friends and supporters: We did it! I cannot thank you all enough for participating in our AWEA rally and IICC Energy Summit! It was a huge success and is attracting national attention. We had more than 30 people attend our seminar … Continue reading

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Attend the Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 27 and see how the members handle a request for a Conditional Use Permit for a meteorological tower on James Galloway’s property.

Even though our ordinance doesn’t provide for one of these towers as a permitted use (Sec. 4.02 of zoning ordinance), the board members, at their last meeting telegraphed their intention to approve the permit. In order to erect the tower … Continue reading

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