Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company's request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren't revealed. For example, what does "more energetic turbines"  The Planning Commission … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

Local News Coverage: Planning Commission public hearing.

L'Anse Township Planning Commission holds public hearing on proposed wind turbines Sep 27, 2018 | Tyler J Markle  | uppermichiganssource.com L'ANSE, Mich. (WLUC) - The L'Anse Township Planning Commission held a public hearing Thursday night on a proposed amendment that would allow Renewal Energy Systems to build wind turbines in Baraga County. The Planning Commission heard … Continue reading Local News Coverage: Planning Commission public hearing.

Friends of the Huron Mountains volunteers sought training on good and bad stream crossings

Sept 28, 2018 | Tammy |  L'Anse Sentinel WATERSHED CROSSINGS–Friends of the Huron Mountains volunteers sought training on good and bad stream crossings. They will work with Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources and the Michigan DNR to catalog the thousands of stream crossings in Baraga County. This crossing was visited on Menge Creek Road during … Continue reading Friends of the Huron Mountains volunteers sought training on good and bad stream crossings

News – Planning Commission Meeting -The Mining Gazette

L’Anse wind farm discourse turns…peaceful   SEP 28, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE — A public hearing of the L’Anse Township Planning Commission on Thursday night went well, according to many attendees. Comments from the public on proposed changes to township zoning ordinance that would allow large wind energy conversion systems (LWECS) on … Continue reading News – Planning Commission Meeting -The Mining Gazette

Public hearing at the L’Anse Township Planning Commission

Today's public hearing at the L'Anse Township Planning Commission went very well --- civil, well-run, and comments were overwhelmingly against the Summit Lake project. Here are a couple pix-the large crowd, the Commission assembled, and a post-mortem at Skipper's with people from "both sides." We had an excellent conversation. It appears more and more likely … Continue reading Public hearing at the L’Anse Township Planning Commission

Blight for Naught: Wind Turbines and the Rationalized Desecration of Nature

False Progress

“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold *

mars-hill-maine-ruined-by-wind-turbines This type of mountaintop removal is praised by many coal mine haters. Wind projects don’t remove as much rock but they add stark, unnatural structures. R.I.P. Mars Hill, Maine.

Laurel Mountain wind and battery storage For this “green” experiment, 12 miles of Laurel Mountain, West Virginia were industrialized, including a battery storage gesture that tries to make wind seem non-transient.

wild-horse-wind-and-solar-facility-gauntlet Early explorers would have seen this as an enemy gauntlet, and modern gut reactions are similar. There should be a penalty for ruining unbroken vistas.

Unsettling numbers of environmentalists fail to see that wind turbines are enemies of nature posing as saviors. Calling them eco-traitors is justified when you study the scope of future plans. Wind in the abstract sense is clean and natural, but the physical manifestation of how people “harvest” wind…

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Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.

This is NOT about ONE project (Summit Lake). If they change the zoning to allow 500+ ft wind turbines in the forestry district, they will be allowed to be constructed with a special use permit in ANY of the area shaded dark green on this map (they already are allowed in the lightest green)! History … Continue reading Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.