www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c122+83?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZCounty Council votes to restrict wind farms.383132013-05-07T02:30:06Z2013-05-07T02:30:06ZWhen taken in total the restrictions make it highly unlikely that a commercial wind energy conversion system could set up operation in Marshall County.County holds its ground on new wind business.381552013-04-24T13:22:09Z2013-04-24T13:22:09Z"With the instability, uncertainty and lack of direction related to the issues pertaining to wind energy throughout the State, the Huron County Board of Commissioners will not schedule any additional wind turbine action on the Board's agenda until there is resolution to these issues," the letter states.Local ordinances stall wind farm projects in Michigan.380562013-04-14T12:36:42Z2013-04-14T12:36:42ZIn January, the company cleared one regulatory hurdle when it received a land-use permit from Clinton County. But in the months prior, each of the three townships passed ordinances that could hinder Forest Hill's efforts to begin construction before the end of the year.Wind turbine sound limit should be increased in Emmet County.380172013-04-08T21:50:11Z2013-04-08T21:50:11ZCounty officials have been looking at what revisions might be needed to its 2009 wind energy systems ordinance -- capping wind turbine sound at 35 decibels -- to be defendable in court. Turbine developers have called the limit "exclusionary zoning" that essentially eliminates energy systems, compared to the 55-decibel state of Michigan guideline.Wind farm ordinance on the ballot.375182013-02-25T16:05:35Z2013-02-25T16:05:35ZThe changes to the wind project ordinance were brought to a special election after township residents filed a petition to have the changes put up for a vote with a referendum.
Alan Jon Burrell, Reading Township supervisor said the special election will give everyone in Reading Township to weigh in on the wind farm ordinance.Bengal Township restricts wind turbine projects.366282012-12-01T20:32:13Z2012-12-01T20:32:13ZBengal Township has joined the list of local governments imposing stricter wind turbine ordinances than current Clinton County regulations.
In a 5-0 vote during a special meeting Thursday night, the Bengal Township Board of Trustees joined Dallas and Essex townships in approving a more restrictive measure.
Residents pack township hall for vote approving wind-turbine ordinance.366362012-11-30T01:07:56Z2012-11-30T01:07:56ZAbout 150 people filled the township hall for the reconsideration of the ordinance by board members who had declined, on a vote of two in favor and three against, to approve virtually the same ordinance two weeks earlier.
The ordinance restricts wind turbines to a height that developers say is not feasible for their 40-tower project.
Seneca Township voters to decide wind ordinance fate.356812012-08-02T21:44:35Z2012-08-02T21:44:35ZSeneca Township voters will decide Aug. 7 whether to keep a wind energy ordinance unanimously approved by the township board of trustees in March.
The ordinance prescribes rules for wind energy turbines such as how far the turbines would have to be set back from dwellings and what sound levels would be allowed.
County considers another vote on wind energy district.352952012-06-21T13:15:24Z2012-06-21T13:15:24ZA resolution to OK a wind energy overlay district for DTE Energy in Section 13 of McKinley Township could still gain approval of the Huron County Board of Commissioners.
That's only if at least one of the three commissioners who voted against the district brings the resolution back to the table.Chandler Township rejects land transfer.351502012-06-06T13:37:18Z2012-06-06T13:37:18Z"Bob (Smith), we will not be entering into negotiations with you. T.L. (Bushey), Chandler Township is not interested in a 425 agreement with Lake (Township)," said Renn, which prompted applause from some audience members, and others to storm out of the room.Lake Twp. to enter transfer talks.350412012-05-23T14:48:12Z2012-05-23T14:48:12ZLake Township Board Trustee Dale Hartsell said he thinks it would be best to take a second look at the zoning ordinance before agreeing to the land transfer.
"I'd like to keep our land in Lake Township and try to work on the ordinance some more to see if we can come up with something everyone can agree on," he said.
Lake Township board on 3-2 vote to explore 4-25 agreement.350372012-05-22T16:59:48Z2012-05-22T16:59:48ZA 4-25 agreement is not annexation, as it is only for an agreed, specified period, but would put that property under Chandler Township zoning, which has a wind energy development ordinance. Palmyra Township voters reject wind turbine ordinance.349382012-05-09T11:02:16Z2012-05-09T11:02:16Z"I hope the Palmyra leadership will take a second look at the state-recommended model ordinance that is in effect in Riga which requires the consent of all the taxpayers in the township, instead of an ordinance like that rejected in Palmyra that effectively causes people to give up their future development rights to outside industrial wind developers."Palmyra Township residents to vote on wind turbine ordinance Tuesday.349142012-05-06T19:38:50Z2012-05-06T19:38:50ZPalmyra Township residents will vote Tuesday, May 8, on the proposed industrial wind turbine zoning ordinance passed by the township board in October.Cooper sides with ZBA: Rules board considered ample evidence in wind turbine case.345952012-03-20T18:11:19Z2012-03-20T18:11:19ZThe ruling makes way for the 56 turbines planned for Riveron and Summit townships in Consumers Energy's Lake Winds Energy Park to go up as planned. Site-prep work is going on now and turbines, at 476 feet tall, will be erected beginning late this spring.Lake Township voters say windmills won't turn here.344572012-02-29T15:52:02Z2012-02-29T15:52:02ZA referendum asking residents to approve the adoption of the township's wind energy zoning ordinance was voted down 207-128 ...The ordinance was adopted by the township planning commission, but it did not go into effect because a petition was filed.Strong wind ordinance supported.340682012-01-13T23:42:10Z2012-01-13T23:42:10Z"They were overwhelmingly against placement of wind turbines in the community."
One by one, residents stepped forward to share their concerns about windmills constructed near their homes and in their community.Planning board's review of wind ordinance questioned by some.336202011-11-15T14:18:30Z2011-11-15T14:18:30ZThe board of commissioners passed a resolution Oct. 11 asking the planning commission to review a number of issues pertaining to wind energy for the county's zoning ordinance. They included a prohibition of wind turbines in Lake Huron/Saginaw Bay and turbines within 3 miles of the shoreline.Wind energy debate shifts to Ogden and Palmyra townships.336042011-11-11T17:17:31Z2011-11-11T17:17:31ZWith the approval in Riga Township of a wind turbine ordinance that wind power supporters say effectively bans turbines in the township, the wind energy debate now shifts to Ogden and Palmyra townships.
In Ogden Township, which does not have zoning, the township board will be discussing a police powers ordinance to regulate turbines.
Notice filed to put Deerfield wind district up for vote.335202011-11-05T12:59:55Z2011-11-05T12:59:55ZCarl Duda, who filed the notice of intent on Thursday, was one of those opposed to the new wind district. He has shared concerns with a group he is working with in efforts to get the referendum on ballot, he said.