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Wind project developers ask for a 'Yes' or 'No' on offshore proposal

Steve Warner is Scandia's CEO. He says the company is asking county officials for a definitive answer on whether the visual impact to the shoreline is acceptable. "If the answer's no, you know, we respect that," he says. "And we will not move forward."

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Michigan Radio) - Officials in Mason and Oceana Counties are expected to consider a revised proposal this week from a company that wants to build wind turbines off the counties' coastlines.

Scandia wind initially proposed installing as many as 200 massive wind turbines off the coast of Mason and Oceana counties. Some of the turbines would be as close as two miles to the shore.

After some fierce opposition from residents, and Pentwater Village officials, the proposal was cut to half its original size, and moved to four miles offshore.

Steve Warner is Scandia's CEO. He says the company is asking county officials for a definitive answer on whether the visual impact to the shoreline is acceptable.

"If the answer's no, you know, we respect that," he says. "And we will not move forward."

Warner says Scandia wants to work with the local officials, even though the final approval for the project has to come from Lansing. Many legislators say new laws will have to go on the books before any offshore wind farm can go in the Lakes.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Michigan Radio) - Officials in Mason and Oceana Counties are expected to consider a revised proposal this week from a company that wants to build wind turbines off the counties' coastlines.

Scandia wind initially proposed installing as many as 200 massive wind turbines off the coast of Mason and Oceana counties. Some of the turbines would be as close as two miles to the shore.

After some fierce opposition from residents, and Pentwater Village officials, the proposal was cut to half its original size, and moved to four miles offshore.

Steve Warner is Scandia's CEO. He says the company is asking county officials for a definitive answer on whether the visual impact to the shoreline is acceptable.

"If the answer's no, you know, we respect that," he says. "And we will not move forward."

Warner says Scandia wants to work with the local officials, even though the final approval for the project has to come from Lansing. Many legislators say new laws will have to go on the books before any offshore wind farm can go in the Lakes.


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MAR 8 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/24994-wind-project-developers-ask-for-a-yes-or-no-on-offshore-proposal
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