Tag Archives: Michigan

Michigan: County Pushes Stop Button on Wind Development

New regulations will include increasing the setback distance for the turbines, creating tighter noise restrictions, eliminating turbine flicker for the homes of nonparticipating residents, and a ban on wind development within three miles of the Lake Huron shoreline. This three-mile no-windmill zone was recommended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jack Spencer — CapCon — […]

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Michigan Court Backs Finding of Wind Turbine Noise Problem

Jack Spencer — Michigan Capitol Confidential — June 28, 2014 Michigan’s 51st Circuit Court has ruled that Mason County was justified in determining that wind turbines at the Lake Winds Industrial Wind Plant near Ludington are too noisy. In his June 16 decision, Judge Richard Cooper denied Consumer Energy’s appeal to have the court overturn […]

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New Michigan Law: It’s now Illegal to Own a Beehive or a Chicken Within 250 Feet of Someone Else’s Property Line

(Donna’s rant:  A beehive.  Or a chicken.  Neither of which is taller than 4 feet.   But according to a new Michigan law, you can no longer have one of these things on your property if there is another residence 250 feet from your property line.  I don’t need to tell you the unbelievable irony about […]

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Video: Testimony before the Michigan Senate Energy Committee regarding wind turbine effects

Kevon Martis discusses all the usual problems with wind turbines — health effects, wildlife, energy costs, lies told by the wind industry, etc. . . . . . .

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Michigan neighbors sue to shut down new wind farm

John Upton — Grist.org — April 10, 2013 Neighbors of a 56-turbine wind farm built last year in Mason County, Mich., have filed a lawsuit claiming that the turbines have negatively affected their health and wealth and should be shut down. The lawsuit [PDF], filed by 17 property owners in a community along the east shore […]

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Poem: Confessions of a Michigan Wind farm Bird-kill “Control Specialist”

(From WTS.com) I’m an Animal Control Specialist a special kind I don’t capture feral cats or snarling dogs don’t deal with skunks or live critters of any kind I pick up dead birds at the base of wind turbines and put them in plastic sacks I sometimes see the moment of impact when flight and […]

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Defeating Big-Government Renewables in Michigan (Prop. 3’s “suicide by gluttony”)

Another great one from MasterResource Proposition 3, sponsored by by Michigan Energy-Michigan Jobs (MEMJ), would have forced utilities to produce 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity by 2025 from renewable sources, primarily industrial wind. Despite national backing and a lot of money spent, Michigan voters rejected the “25×25″ measure by a 64–36% margin. Clearly, the voters […]

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Michigan — Renewable Energy: At Any Cost?

Doug Snitgen — Countrylines.com — November 1, 2012 FINANCIAL COSTS Michigan is already on track, by state law, to get 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2015. This law will be reviewed in 2015 to ensure Michigan continues on an affordable, reliable path to clean energy, and it can be changed if […]

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U.S. –Facts about wind energy show it’s not sustainable as source of power, or for constitution

E. HAROLD MUNN JR./Parma — Michigan Live — October 9, 2012 The government’s 2010 update on wind energy in Michigan is now available. It confirms that wind cannot be a reliable source for renewable energy in Michigan. The figures reveal wind machines could produce power between 19 percent and 24 percent of the time — and […]

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Michigan residents fight wind turbines in unusual way — home heliports

Michigan Daily — October 4, 2012 In Joyfield Township, Mich., plans to build wind turbines have been met with a bizarre form of resistance. Amid concerns over potential noise and lowered property values, some residents of Joyfield protested the turbines’ construction by building heliports — small airports just for helicopters — in their backyards. Because […]

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(Michigan) Wind Turbine answers are elusive

Tom Gantert — CapCon — September 11, 2012 Experts disagree on how many turbines will blanket the landscape if 25 by 25 amendment passes Michigan’s open spaces could be dotted with turbines nearly 500 feet tall — the same height as the 40-story Guardian Building in downtown Detroit — if voters pass Proposal 3 in […]

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Wind farms are a towering rural issue in Michigan

Jim Lynch — Detroit News — August 13, 2012 Ludington— It’s a conversation Randy Saxton tries to avoid at all costs because, frankly, it never leads anywhere good. It’s hard to do that, however, because the subject — the massive wind turbines now towering over the area — is impossible to miss. And everyone here […]

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