Press Release 4-19-2019: Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation

FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation Urges Voter Turnout for Zoning Referendum Press Release RES Withdrawal April 2019 L’Anse, Michigan, April 19, 2019 The Friends of the Huron Mountains, a group formed to protect the interests of its members in the Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands area, … Continue reading Press Release 4-19-2019: Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation

Developer to discontinue L’Anse Township wind farm development

Developer to discontinue L'Anse Township wind farm development Apr 19, 2019 | Andrew LaCombe | uppermichiganssource.com L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The developer behind a proposed wind farm in L'Anse Township says it is no longer pursuing the project. In a press release Friday morning, Renewable Energy Systems said "continued delays in the planning process have … Continue reading Developer to discontinue L’Anse Township wind farm development

Industrial Wind, impacts far more than the local area.

As we prepare for the May 7 zoning referendum, consider how important this local vote is to the UP. So far only the Garden Peninsula has a sizable industrial wind farm. But if the Hurons are opened to such development, what could that mean for the Keweenaw Peninsula and other areas? The US Geological Survey … Continue reading Industrial Wind, impacts far more than the local area.

Plan to put wind farm in Upper Peninsula forest gets community pushback | Michigan Radio – NPR

April, 5, 2019 | Kaye LaFond | Michigan Radio - NPR | The Environment Report Most wind energy projects in Michigan are on farmland in the southern part of the state. They are often controversial even there, but one company wants to put a wind farm in an Upper Peninsula forest. Many community members don’t feel … Continue reading Plan to put wind farm in Upper Peninsula forest gets community pushback | Michigan Radio – NPR

L’Anse Warden Plant Permit Granted: Very few of the requested requirements were required.

 While a few of the public requested protections and restrictions were added as requirements for the new permit, many of the protections for air quality, and though additional pollutants will be tested, they did not increase the timing of those and testing will only be required every 5 years.  L’Anse Warden Electric Company Permit Issued … Continue reading L’Anse Warden Plant Permit Granted: Very few of the requested requirements were required.

Many in L’Anse community oppose wind turbines

Feb 07, 2019  Remi Murrey | WLUC uppermichiganssource.com   L’Anse, Mich. (WLUC) - Discussion surrounding the Summit Lake Wind Project continues as L’Anse Township leaders recently passed changes to the zoning ordinance. These recommendations, given by the planning commission, would allow permits to be issued to large wind turbines in forest resource districts. "They are proposing to put … Continue reading Many in L’Anse community oppose wind turbines

Press Release: FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS Virtual Reality Viewer

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

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

Letter To The Editor, Mining Gazette: Wind farm not in right place

Wind farm not in right place January 22, 2019 |James Mihelcic, Stanton Township   |The Mining Gazette: Letters To The Editor  The L’Anse Township Board has approved a May referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. However, all of us paying taxes and recreating in the Keweenaw should beware. This is because the large industrial wind farm … Continue reading Letter To The Editor, Mining Gazette: Wind farm not in right place