Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supreme Court Case.

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.

RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

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.

It is not a done deal: Planning Commission vote is just for recommendation. Township board still needs to vote!

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!

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.