County commissioners fail to approve McKinley wind district
"Ultimately, it comes down to what you personally believe (will be) the impact the turbines will have on Huron County. If approved, I believe the McKinley Overlay District will begin the process of destroying the quality of life for the residents along and near the shoreline, reduce residential property values, discourage tourism and damage migratory bird flyways."
June 13, 2012
by Kate Hessling
in Huron Daily Tribune
BAD AXE - A resolution to allow a wind energy overlay district, requested in Section 13 of McKinley Township by DTE Energy, was not approved by the Huron County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
Of the six county commissioners present during Tuesday's meeting, three voted in favor of the district and three voted against it. Because it was a split vote, the resolution was defeated.
Last week, following a lengthy public hearing, the Huron County Planning Commission voted to recommend the board of commissioners approve the district, which DTE officials previously said would include one to two wind turbines. DTE sought a... [continue via Web link]