Category Archives: Duke’s Pressure Tactics

Due Diligence Summary — Buyer Beware

Are you an executive for a wind energy development company? Are you an attorney, accountant, analyst or banker working for such a company? Are you an analyst for or a partner in an alternative investment vehicle looking for exposure to … Continue reading

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Arcadia Wind Study Group responds to the recent Duke announcement

On January 28, the Arcadia Wind Study Group today earlier the following preliminary statement in response to Duke Energy’s announcement in January that it was “discontinuing” its “Gail Windpower” industrial wind energy project: To our friends, neighbors, and supporters in … Continue reading

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Duke blows away — a view from Charlotte

Most of the press coverage concerning the “discontinuing” of Duke’s “Gail Windpower” project simply parrots Duke’s press release verbatim. (Does “discontinue” mean cancel or is it more like “refocus”?) An article in the Charlotte Business Journal, Duke’s hometown business paper, … Continue reading

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Duke Blows Away — Media Coverage

Milton “Milt” Howard, Duke Energy Vice President for Wind Energy on 7 & 4 news on Wednesday, January 18: “We have 13,000 acres … we are looking to transfer the project to another developer … maybe we’ll be back.” Below … Continue reading

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Allan O’Shea, Volunteer

One of the principal advocates for turning large portions of Benzie and Manistee counties into a large industrial wind generation facility is Mr. Allan O’Shea, who was until 2010 a member, and Chairman of the Manistee County Board of Commissioners. … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem

The following letter was released by the Pleasanton Committee of the Arcadia Wind Study Group on September 1. While you are reading it you may wish to print out Duke Energy executive Milton Howard’s letter to Pleasanton landowners dated May … Continue reading

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Duke Energy responds to mock lynching

Duke Energy has issued what we interpret to be a response to the mock lynching display on Glovers Lake Road in Pleasanton township by updating its website with an additional statement. Although Duke Energy does not refer specifically to the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Save Bear Lake and Pleasanton Townships

Because this weekend is Bear Lake Days, we wanted to provide some information of particular interest to citizens, residents, and friends of Pleasanton and Bear Lake townships, as well as the Village of Bear Lake. If you didn’t read it … Continue reading

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Duke’s attempts to discredit us — a response

On May 27, you may have received a letter from Duke Energy’s Milton Howard attacking many of the statements that have been made by the Arcadia Wind Study Group. Why would one of the nation’s largest companies pay its attorneys … Continue reading

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You Did It: Update on HB 4746

Late Monday night we sent out our first Emergency Alert, regarding Michigan House Bill 4746.  As we reported then, we had real concerns that this legislation could be used by Duke and others to thwart the will of the people in … Continue reading

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Emergency Alert: Urgent Action Required

This is the first time we have used the phrase “emergency” in our communications with our members and friends.  There is indeed an emergency situation and your help is absolutely essential. Specifically, last week, House Bill 4746 and Senate Bill … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From One Family’s Life With Industrial Wind

Our friends over at Citizens for Responsible Wind recently called our attention to some new material at a website called “Our Life with the DeKalb Turbines.”  This link will take you to the website. We recommend you visit the site to … Continue reading

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