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

Wind farm foes dispute economic benefits of project

JAN 14, 2019 | Joshua Vissers | The Daily Mining Gazette The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group opposing the Summit Lake Wind Project in L’Anse Township disputes the employment figures the project would bring to the area. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the union workers in Copenhagen, New York, were passed over … Continue reading Wind farm foes dispute economic benefits of project

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.

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