ST. JOHNS - A Clinton County judge is trying to address confusion among lawyers about his ruling last month over a $120 million wind farm project.
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John McGraw, a Troy lawyer who spoke on behalf of the townships during Tuesday's hearing, said the attorneys for both sides will try to determine "over the next few days" if the project can go forward and whether Forest Hill Energy would even have to apply for a license.
"Michigan cannot, without violating the commerce clause," he went on, "discriminate against out-of-state renewable energy." Richard Posner At issue is whether the RPS, which requires that 10 percent of Michigan's energy be drawn from in-state renewable sources by 2015, violates the "dormant" Commerce Clause.
This lawsuit filed against Consumers Energy Company, owner of the Lake Winds Energy Park consisting of fifty-six Vestas V100 1.8 megawatt turbines with a total installed capacity of 100.8 megawatts. An excerpt of the complaint is provided below. The full complaint can be accessed by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.