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Timing of wind farm meeting angers some

"I think it would be a little more fair if the people who are affected by this have an opportunity to listen and put their views forward," Emil Schwarz said from his Des Plaines, Ill., home Monday. Schwarz said he is not opposed to wind energy, but does not want wind turbines near his summer home in Pentwater.

Several part-time Pentwater-area residents have contacted the Daily News to express anger that the company scheduled its public meeting held Tuesday on plans for 100 to 200 wind towers offshore in Lake Michigan during the winter, when they were not able to attend.

"I think it would be a little more fair if the people who are affected by this have an opportunity to listen and put their views forward," Emil Schwarz said from his Des Plaines, Ill., home Monday.

Schwarz said he is not opposed to wind energy, but does not want wind turbines near his summer home in Pentwater.

"I am just opposed to anyone putting anything in that lake ... all the Great Lakes," he said. "It's a beautiful asset and this just takes away from that."

Loll Uhnavy, who splits her time between Illinois and Bass Lake, is also unhappy with the date the company chose for the first public meeting.

"It is disgusting they are having a meeting in the winter without half the people who own lakefront property," Loll Uhnavy said from her Illinois home Tuesday.

Uhnavy said wind is a wonderful source of green energy and she doesn't mind seeing them in fields, but doesn't want any in Lake Michigan by her... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Several part-time Pentwater-area residents have contacted the Daily News to express anger that the company scheduled its public meeting held Tuesday on plans for 100 to 200 wind towers offshore in Lake Michigan during the winter, when they were not able to attend.

"I think it would be a little more fair if the people who are affected by this have an opportunity to listen and put their views forward," Emil Schwarz said from his Des Plaines, Ill., home Monday.

Schwarz said he is not opposed to wind energy, but does not want wind turbines near his summer home in Pentwater.

"I am just opposed to anyone putting anything in that lake ... all the Great Lakes," he said. "It's a beautiful asset and this just takes away from that."

Loll Uhnavy, who splits her time between Illinois and Bass Lake, is also unhappy with the date the company chose for the first public meeting.

"It is disgusting they are having a meeting in the winter without half the people who own lakefront property," Loll Uhnavy said from her Illinois home Tuesday.

Uhnavy said wind is a wonderful source of green energy and she doesn't mind seeing them in fields, but doesn't want any in Lake Michigan by her summer home.

"I am opposed completely ... they are putting them in Lake Michigan in everyone's face," she said. "There has to be a place where it won't affect anyone."

A number of people have contacted the Daily News via e-mail.


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DEC 17 2009
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