Windmill Spin: 'No' means maybe
Conlen said that if the effort to circumvent the election result in Lake Township through annexation had succeeded, DTE would have had to evaluate the situation. The utility would not have automatically located wind turbines on the newly annexed property.
"Look, we don't want unhappy neighbors." Conlen said.
June 30, 2012
by Jack Spencer
in Michigan Capitol Confidential
Officially, Detroit Edison representatives have said repeatedly that the utility will not put wind turbines where they are not wanted.
However, it's not clear exactly what that means.
Lake Township, in Huron County, rejected a zoning ordinance that would have allowed wind turbines to operate within township boundaries. The margin wasn't close at 62 to 38 percent. After the election a handful of landowners - most of whom weren't township voters - attempted to circumvent the result by using a Public Act that allows annexation of land with a nearby community.
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