Category Archives: One Mile is Not Enough

Is the Grand Traverse Band building a 492-foot wind turbine in Acme township?

According to filings made with the FAA, a new industrial wind turbine is coming to the Grand Traverse Area. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a construction permit to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa indians to build … Continue reading

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Duke’s Volunteer explains the real reason Duke failed

In an interview with IPR, Duke executive Milt Howard said that local opposition had nothing to do with the failure of the Gail Windpower project, the first significant failure of any Duke wind power project. However, in an interview with … Continue reading

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First Results from Wind Energy Symposium

Yesterday the following press release was issued with preliminary results from the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium — a focus group of 22 Manistee and Benzie County residents held on July 6 with funding from the National Science Foundation as part … 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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Sign Up to Participate in the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium

As we have previously reported, the Alliance for Economic Success is holding a Michigan Wind Energy Symposium on July 6th (click here for additional information).  The deadline for signing up has been extended until June 10th.  We encourage everyone to … 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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Process: Where Do We Go From Here?

Editors Note: The following post describes the steps and process that Arcadia Township will go through as the community and its elected officials evaluate the extent to which industrial wind towers are consistent with the people’s goals and long-range vision for Arcadia.  … Continue reading

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Gail Wind — Three Mile Setbacks, and do the facts add up

In this letter dated May 17, Charles Beale of Citizens for Responsible Wind Development responds to the op-ed written by Milton Howard, the Duke Energy executive in charge of the “Gail Windpower” project: To the Record Patriot: In order to … Continue reading

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Turbine Noise and You: Less Than a Mile is Too Close

The following piece appeared in the May 11 edition of the Record Patriot (we have underlined some key passages). In his piece, Mr. Cummings validates the recommendation of other experts that industrial wind turbines should not be located within one mile of nearby … Continue reading

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Arcadia Township Passes 6-month Wind Moratorium

Tonight the Arcadia Township board passed a 6-month moratorium on the receipt of any planning application for an industrial wind turbine project. We are grateful for all of the members of the community who worked hard to make this happen. … Continue reading

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How it all began

Dear fellow Arcadia Residents and Property Owners, Perhaps you have heard about the possibility of our township having one portion of a large wind turbine complex. The size and scope of the project will shape the look, feel and character … Continue reading

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