Category Archives: Record Patriot

Calling 25×25 an ‘investment’ is beyond absurd

The following Guest Column was published in the September 18, 2012 of the Benzie Record-Patriot. The author, Kevon Martis, is the director a of the Interstate Informed Citizens’ Coalition, an energy watchdog group based in Blissfield, Michigan. Mr. Martis wrote … 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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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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Stop the Turbines: A View from Joyfield

Here is a letter to the editor reprinted from this week’s Record-Patriot from Kurt Krueger of Joyfield. As we have written before, Joyfield township has refused to enact zoning, and three of five members of the Township Board have signed … Continue reading

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Clean wind energy is a myth

In this week’s Benzie Record-Patriot, Blaine township resident William Olsen questions whether factual data substantiate the claim that industrial wind energy is “clean”. He also questions whether investing in and encouraging in energy efficiency might have a better end result. … Continue reading

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Save Benzie — Protect the Benzie 2020 Vision

Is the Gail Windpower project compatible with the 2020 Vision for Benzie County? The answer is no. You can learn more about some of these issues at Citizens for Responsible Wind Development. You can also obtain “Save Benzie” yardsigns from … 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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Listen to T. Boone Pickens

A letter to the editor from the May 24th Benzie Record Patriot: —– To the Record Patriot: Now that the foremost promoter of wind energy…T Boone Pickens … has decided that wind is no longer a viable source of renewable energy, … Continue reading

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Wind Won’t End Oil Dependency

A letter to the editor from the May 24 edition of the Benzie Record-Patriot: —– To the Record Patriot: Our community has quickly become a staging ground for the national debate over alternative energy. However, many people seem to misunderstand the … Continue reading

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Correcting Misconceptions

In a Letter to the Editor to the Benzie Record-Patriot written on May 24, Joyfield township resident Jane Meyers counters the recent assertions about those citizens who are advocating for zoning in their township: —– To the Record Patriot: Recently … Continue reading

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How tall is 492 feet (or 513 or 550) ?

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Investigate the ramifications of wind

The following letter appeared in the May 17th Benzie Record-Patriot: To the Record Patriot: On our return trip from Florida my wife and I decided to drive straight through. We were just North of Indianapolis around ten p.m. when we … 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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Personal Agendas

This week’s Record Patriot contains a letter to the editor from Mary Krueger, explaining some of the problems with the industry report, which Duke and other wind developers cite in support of their claim that industrial wind turbine generators do … Continue reading

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