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Be Sure to Vote Next Tuesday in the August 2 Primary

It’s important that your voice is heard in choosing our next Township Trustees.  If you are opposed to changes in our zoning ordinance which will degrade the protections we currently have, vote for the candidates who support our position. Ron … Continue reading

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Here we go again!

James Galloway is hosting a “Wind Information Meeting” at the American Legion hall on March 29. By invitation only.

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Detroit Free Press exposes impact of wind energy development in Michigan

Blowback: Wind farms run afoul of neighbors, regulators This article, in The Detroit Free Press on February 24, provides a look at the damage inflicted on Michigan residents as a result of the proliferation of industrial wind installations.

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If you want to see the real costs associated with wind farm development, watch this compelling video which documents the fallout resulting from Ontario’s rush to develop wind farms.

Down Wind is the explosive documentary that examines Ontario’s controversial rush into wind farm development. Produced by Surge Media, Down Wind exposes how this Canadian provinces’ green energy dream turned into a nightmare for rural residents forced to live among … Continue reading

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On Monday, February 9, 2015 the Reading Township Board of Trustees voted to approve the application for a Conditional Use permit for a 195 foot Metrological (MET) tower in the Agricultural zoning district of Reading Township. Here is a detailed synopsis of the meeting.

The vote to approve the permit was three in favor with two opposed. The votes in opposition of approval were cast  by trustee Andy Barnhart and Supervisor Jon Burrell. Those voting in favor of approval were Claudia Mesarosh, Dena Berger … Continue reading

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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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