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Nearly 200 attend wind farm meeting

About 180 people attended the meeting this evening at West Shore Community College to hear more about a plan for and voice their thoughts on 100 to 200 wind turbines in Lake Michigan offshore in an area from about the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant to the Silver Lake area. Most who spoke were against the proposal.

About 180 people attended the meeting this evening at West Shore Community College to hear more about a plan for and voice their thoughts on 100 to 200 wind turbines in Lake Michigan offshore in an area from about the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant to the Silver Lake area.

Most who spoke were against the proposal but some were there to support it, saying it would bring jobs to the community and be good for the environment.

Many people talked about not wanting it to spoil their view of the lake, with some suggesting it be moved to the north off Ludington State Park and the Manistee Federal Forest.

Mary Stiphany of Pentwater said she had about 20 e-mails showing she represented 300 people who oppose the wind farm.

"That's how we feel in Pentwater," she said. "They will do anything to stop it and continue fighting until it goes away."

The Ludington Daily News' Kevin Braciszeski and Rob Alway were there to provide coverage.

About 180 people attended the meeting this evening at West Shore Community College to hear more about a plan for and voice their thoughts on 100 to 200 wind turbines in Lake Michigan offshore in an area from about the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant to the Silver Lake area.

Most who spoke were against the proposal but some were there to support it, saying it would bring jobs to the community and be good for the environment.

Many people talked about not wanting it to spoil their view of the lake, with some suggesting it be moved to the north off Ludington State Park and the Manistee Federal Forest.

Mary Stiphany of Pentwater said she had about 20 e-mails showing she represented 300 people who oppose the wind farm.

"That's how we feel in Pentwater," she said. "They will do anything to stop it and continue fighting until it goes away."

The Ludington Daily News' Kevin Braciszeski and Rob Alway were there to provide coverage.


Source: http://www.ludingtondailyne...

DEC 16 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/23640-nearly-200-attend-wind-farm-meeting
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