David vs. Goliath or Don Quixote? A GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE U.P. WILDERNESS FROM INDUSTRIAL WIND DEVELOPMENT

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

Wind farm opponents: Not against wind energy

JAN 12, 2019 | Joshua Vissers | The Mining Gazette The Summit Lake Wind Project proposed by RES would erect 50 wind turbines at the site.“We’re not against wind turbines. We’re not against renewable energy,” said Burt Mason, chairman for the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM), a nonprofit group that formed around local concerns … Continue reading Wind farm opponents: Not against wind energy

Vote NO! The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines.

Wind vote scheduled for May 7 JAN 11, 2019 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language Wednesday for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. Township Supervisor Peter Magaraggia said the township’s legal council told him the vote needs to take place on May 7, … Continue reading Vote NO! The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines.

KBIC member submitted a formal request for discretionary review of the FAA obstruction evaluation of the Summit Lake Wind Project.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is a key partner in the Friends of the Huron Mountains' effort to stop a proposed industrial wind farm project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on a site that includes the state's highest wilderness scenic points. This article sums up the federal government's obligation - guaranteed by treaty - to consult … Continue reading KBIC member submitted a formal request for discretionary review of the FAA obstruction evaluation of the Summit Lake Wind Project.

Blight of the windfarm on communities

Blight of the windfarm on communities. December 31, 2018 | Donal Hickey| IrishExaminer.com [excerpts] Read the full article Many people will celebrate the new year tonight, but others in rural communities are living in a state of anxiety about what 2019 will bring. They are, increasingly, up in arms about windfarms being forced on them. … Continue reading Blight of the windfarm on communities

Local News: Special election in future? Next regular election would be two years away

December 21, 2018 | Melissa Newland | L'Anse Sentinel With the next regular election still two years away, L’Anse Township and its voters may not want to wait that long to decide on the fate of a possible wind farm in the Huron Mountains. Confirmation came from Township Clerk Brian Jentoft at the Dec. 12, 2018 … Continue reading Local News: Special election in future? Next regular election would be two years away

UP wind project opponents will get referendum on ballot

UP wind project opponents will get referendum on ballot Dec 14, 2018 | WLUC  Marquette 6 |Associated Press L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Opponents of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for a referendum. But a key issue is unsettled: when to hold the vote in L'Anse … Continue reading UP wind project opponents will get referendum on ballot