Monthly Archives: October 2011

Benzie Commissioners to consider Wind Resolution

Tomorrow morning the Benzie County Board of Commissioners will consider a “resolution in support of wind energy”. Like the one that was passed by the Manistee board one week ago, this is a non-binding resolution. Since Benzie County eliminated County … Continue reading

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GTRLC: No wind turbines on conservancy land

On Friday, The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy announced that wind turbines will not be permitted on any of the land purchased by the Conservancy from CMS Energy (Consumers Energy). The full press release follows: October 27, 2011 The mission … Continue reading

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Young couples “disheartened” over wind project

The following article appeared in the February 26 edition of the Benzie Record-Patriot. The original article can be found at this link. Young couples “disheartened” over wind project FRANKFORT – Two young Benzie County couples related by similar situations and … Continue reading

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Audience reacts to commissioners vote on wind resolution decision

The following article appeared in today’s Manistee News-Advocate. The original article can be found at this link: MANISTEE — Many passionate issues come before the county commissioners, but it’s rare that they get loudly booed over making a decision. However, … Continue reading

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Presentation of the AWSG before the Manistee County Board of Commissioners

AWSG Made the following statement before the Manistee County Board of Commissioners during its consideration of a resolution supporting the development of industrial wind power in Manistee County on Oct 25. Advocates for the resolution did not deny that this … Continue reading

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Radio Interviews: Two perspectives on Industrial Windpower

On September 26, WTCM radio host Norm Jones interviewed representatives of the AWSG and the Joyfield Property Rights Association on his talk show. They talked about their reasons for opposing industrial windpower and the “Gail Windpower” project specifically. They also … Continue reading

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Initial Comments on Understanding Wind Initiative Report

On October 14, 2011, the Arcadia Wind Study Group released the following initial comments on the draft report answering categorized questions that was prepared as part of the Understanding Wind Initiative: The Arcadia Wind Study Group is pleased to review … Continue reading

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A friend of Benzie writes from Massachusetts on Wind Turbines and Health

The following letter appeared in this week’s Record Patriot from Linda Ohkagawa, a resident of Falmouth, MA: To the Record Patriot: I have an over sixty-year association with the Crystal Lake area. My brother and cousins still live there. I also live … Continue reading

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Draft Understanding Wind Initiative Report Released

The draft report of the Understanding Wind Initiative has been released. The Understanding Wind Initiative is the fact-finding project that has been underway since March concerning wind energy development in Manistee and Benzie counties. The initiative has been supervised by … Continue reading

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