Monthly Archives: August 2011

Outrageous Intimidation Tactics: Mock Lynching on Display

Many of you have contacted us about the latest of the outrageous intimidation tactics being employed against those of us who support common sense land use controls.  Yard signs have been stolen, run over, and mutilated.  And, of course, there have … Continue reading

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Night of Destruction

Tonight is the last night of the Manistee County Fair in Onekama. Duke Energy is the platinum sponsor of tonight’s event, the “Night of Destruction”, a.k.a. the demolition derby. Duke is either sponsoring the wrecker service or there is no … Continue reading

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Boone County, IL — We are not alone

We are not alone. The following guest column was published by the Concerned Citizens of Boone County, Illinois, in the Rock River Times on June 22, 2011. The Concerned Citizens of Boone County is a group working west of Chicago on … Continue reading

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Pleasanton Wind Ordinance Progress

Pleasanton’s Draft Wind Energy Ordinance The Pleasanton township planning commission has scheduled a work session for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17 to work on its draft zoning ordinance regulating industrial wind power. It will take place at the Pleasanton Township Hall, … Continue reading

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Arcadia Moratorium Extended for Six Months

On Thursday, August 11, the Arcadia Township board voted to extend its moratorium on industrial wind energy zoning applications for six months. More information will be forthcoming.

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Duke’s Pressure Tactics on Arcadia — Update

Duke is at it again with its pressure tactics. As you know, while the moratorium is in effect, the Arcadia Township Planning Commission has been working on a review of the township’s master plan and zoning ordinance governing industrial wind … Continue reading

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Rights at Risk

The following letter to the editor was published in the Wednesday, August 10 edition of the Benzie Record Patriot: —– To the Record Patriot: Are you willing to be complacent while a Fortune 500 corporation attempts to manipulate public awareness? … Continue reading

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Is Duke struggling to find enough lease signers?

It is starting to seem as though Duke is struggling to find enough people willing to sign its wind lease for the Gail Windpower project. According to a glossy mailer received on Friday by nonparticipating landowners in Pleasanton and Joyfield townships, Duke … Continue reading

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Documents from Windfall

Thanks to all of the people who attended showings of Windfall and listened to the Hulthens family over the weekend — especially those who braved the heat and humidity on Saturday night in Arcadia. We thought you might want to … Continue reading

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Watch Windfall this weekend

Saturday, August 6, 7 pm – ARCADIA Pleasant Valley Community Center 3586 Glovers Lake Road, Arcadia doors open at 6:30 pm Sunday, August 7, 1 pm – FRANKFORT Garden Theater 301 W. Main Street, Frankfort doors open at 12:30 pm The … Continue reading

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McBain Wind Turbine Catches Fire

Yesterday one of the wind turbines in McBain, Michigan, part of the Stoney Corners Wind Project, caught fire. According to the McBain fire chief, this was the first serious fire emergency with the turbines and if the fire had been … Continue reading

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AWSG requests judicial review of FOIA request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2011 For more information contact: Jesse Williams Jesse L. Williams, PLLC 231-944-4911 Arcadia Wind Study Group Seeks Judicial Review of Central Michigan University’s Three-Month Failure to Comply with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act  BENZIE … Continue reading

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Mr. Howard’s Lost Email

There have been more interesting developments in Arcadia which we wanted to share with you.  At one of our weekly information sessions in July two lease signers from Joyfield Township, including one of the elected officials subject to a recall petition, visited members of the … Continue reading

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