FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends of the Huron Mountains Release Viewshed Analysis 2D Maps & 3D Virtual Reality for Proposed Summit Lake Project L’Anse, Michigan, January 30, 2019 The Friends of the Huron Mountains, a group in opposition to the proposed Summit Lake industrial wind farm in the Huron Mountains, announced today that a sophisticated project … Continue reading Press Release: FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS Virtual Reality Viewer
Newsletter: The Upper Peninsula Environment The Upper Peninsula Environment is published four times per year. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition welcomes thoughtful discussion on a variety of environmental topics relevant to the U.P. The article on pages 2-3, published in the January 2019 Winter (725 KB pdf) Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), Newsletter, discusses how and why local residents led by our … Continue reading David vs. Goliath or Don Quixote? A GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE U.P. WILDERNESS FROM INDUSTRIAL WIND DEVELOPMENT
It turns out Marquette County Road Commission v. EPA, the mining haul route case I’ve followed for a few years, is not dead yet. Back in June, the Sixth Circuit denied a petition for an en banc hearing. That seemed the end of it. Now, a TV6 report says that the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Mark Miller is talking — once again — about Supreme Court review.
A Petition for a Writ of Certiorari was filed on October 25th. A response is due on November 28th.*
Maybe Miller knows something about the composition of the court post-Kavanaugh I don’t. The Sixth Circuit firmly rejected his argument — that the EPA’s objections to the Marquette County Road Commission’s plan for County Road 595 were tantamount to a “veto.” Now, he believes
the U.S. Supreme Court will read our petition, review our case on the merits, ultimately, and agree with us that…
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Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze - Farmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches. [excerpts] AUG 24, 2017 | Leah Mcbride Mensching | slate.com Nearly 175 years ago, Lana Wanders’ ancestors settled in what would soon become the state of Iowa. The farm served as a stopping point for people heading west who had run out … Continue reading Why farmers in Iowa hope wind energy will blow over.
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 | Jack Horgan-Jones | irishtimes.com [Excerpt] The Irish Wind Energy Association says the restrictions outlined in the position paper “have the potential to restrict wind-farm development in 29 per cent of the available land in the Republic of Ireland”. Building wind farms would be impossible in almost a third of the … Continue reading Wind farms would be banned in a third of Ireland under Air Corps guidelines
Dizziness and nausea are just two symptoms Jan. 25, 2019 | Michael McGrady | Michigan Capitol Confidential An audiologist affiliated with Michigan State University has weighed in on the harms of a proposed wind farm development, on behalf of an Ohio veteran who was diagnosed with vertigo and other service-connected disabilities. Jerry Punch, a professor … Continue reading MSU Professor: Wind Turbines Can Cause Illness.
The Minnesota DNR updated their best management practices for Wind Energy! As it is unknown the extent to which the wind industry voluntarily follows any recommendations for feathering, the ONLY way to protect our bat population is to require similar restrictions on the hours of operation via our local Township Ordinances. Minnesota Department of Natural … Continue reading Minnesota DNR 2018: updated best management practices for Wind Energy