Category Archives: We are not alone

Lakes to Land Regional Initiative

The Lakes to Land Initiative is a a joint venture between a number of townships in Benzie and Manistee Counties to plan their collective and individual futures, funded by a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation and the State of … Continue reading

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Windfall movie now available on itunes

The movie Windfall has been released digitally at iTunes. You can purchase your own digital download of the movie here for only $5.99, It will be available from Netflix by DVD on May 15, and is expected to be available … 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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Gail Windpower demise analyzed on IPR

This morning, Interlochen Public Radio’s Points North program discussed the discontinuation of Duke Energy’s Gail Windpower Project: Download the entire program here. Link to the original program here.

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Press Inquiries

An Arcadia Wind Study Group spokesperson is available to speak with members of the press regarding Duke Energy’s announcement that is “discontinuing” its previously proposed “Gail Windpower” project. Members of the press should send an e-mail with your media organization’s … 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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Duke blows away?

The following story appeared on Interlochen Public Radio this morning: http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/17684 Duke Wind Project Cancelled By Peter Payette Duke Energy says it will discontinue plans for a wind farm in Benzie and Manistee counties. In a released statement the company says … Continue reading

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Industrial Wind Power in Michigan — An Overview

This essay was written by James Fuscaldo, an attorney and resident of Cedar, MI in Leelenau County. Jim contributed to the work of the citizens’ committee in Centerville township that wrote a comprehensive wind ordinance for that township beginning in … 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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Wind Turbine Tax Law Change Cost Counties Millions

The article below describes the impact of a recent ruling by the Michigan State Tax Commission that will reduce the amount of property taxes paid by owners of large industrial wind turbines by increasing the rate at which property values … Continue reading

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Wind project faces scrutiny

The following story appeared in the November 28, 2011 Daily Press. Read the original story here. November 28, 2011 By Ashley Hoholik – staff writer (ahoholik@dailypress.net), Daily Press GARDEN – The future of a Garden Peninsula wind farm is uncertain, … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Pinwheels: The reality of life with wind turbines in Australia and New Zealand

Pandora’s Pinwheels is a two-hour-long film that documents the actual effects of people in three separate areas who live too close to wind turbines. The real-life stories are accompanied by expert commentary and analysis. You can watch the whole movie … 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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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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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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