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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

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Here’s an update from Kevon Martis, Director of Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition ( 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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We’ve updated the website to reflect new developments in the township

We’ve updated the About Save Reading and Our Mission tabs to reflect developments that have occurred since the zoning changes were rejected by township voters by the overwhelming margin of 71% to 29%.

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Here are comments made by Don and Eva Richardson at the Zoning Appeals meeting on Septembe 10, 2014 which was to consider a variance request from James Galloway for a wind measurement tower. Their comments convey the sentiments of the majority of Reading Township voters which were clearly heard in the referendum which soundly rejected (71% to 29%) the proposed amendments to the ordinance.

Why should a variance be granted that would so negatively affect the long-time character of our community?  This would be the first steps to changing us from a quiet, rural, farming, residential, recreational area where we enjoy beautiful fields, vegetation, … Continue reading

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ALERT: Wind supporters proposing new industrial wind facility

Attached are two recent articles from The Hillsdale Daily News regarding the proposal for a new industrial wind facility in our township. There is a meeting at the township hall on September 24 at 7:00 P.M. to consider granting James … Continue reading

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Here’s a first-hand account from a resident who has a turbine 1,139 feet from his property line

This video is from a recent meeting where Cary Shineldecker makes comments concerning the Consumers Energy complaint process he is dealing with in Mason County, MI. Their ordinance is stricter than ours which illustrates why you must VOTE NO ON … Continue reading

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What life is like in the shadow of turbines

The following letter was sent to the Hillsdale and Coldwater newspapers.  This will be our reality if the Duke amendments are approved by Reading Township voters. Hello- My name is Cary Shineldecker.  My wife and I life in Riverton Township, … Continue reading

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