RES - Turbine location update. August 10, 2018 All of the Original 131 Cases have been terminated, at this time RES does not have any locations approved by the FAA. On July 07/06/2018 there were 69 proposed Cases submitted to the FAA for Wind turbines. There are 2 sets of Cases a group with structure names … Continue reading Proposed Industrial Turbine Locations – 2018
The Wilderness Experience and the adventure of the journey are what the Huron Mountains are about. It does not matter whether someone is on walking, hiking, on snowshoes, ski's, snowmobiles, ORV's, ATV's, four-wheel drive, or heading as far as you can with whatever vehicle you have. When locals and tourists hit the trails, it is the … Continue reading The Journey Matters.
Why a Supreme Court case over a single frog could jeopardize wildlife for years to come October 2, 2018 | Mark Rupp, EDF's Wildlife Campaign Director. | Environmental Defense Fund Highlights The first case of the Supreme Court’s new term could set a dangerous precedent for how we protect habitat that species may depend on in … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supreme Court Case.
Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette
October 3 at 5:05 PM This was in the “It’s your call” section of the News-Press today!
NO ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES WERE "PASSED!" On October 3, the Planning Commission voted to recommend that permissive zoning changes requested by RES and Weyerhaeuser be approved by the L'Anse Township Board. Tonight's Planning Commission went as we expected. The members voted unanimously (with two abstentions - we advised them before the meeting that two commissioners … Continue reading It is not a done deal: Planning Commission vote is just for recommendation. Township board still needs to vote!