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.
Preview of coming attraction - we are having accurate topographical maps and 3-D views created to show the turbine viewshed. This preliminary example is based on just 2 turbines. They would be visible from any area shown in red. 47 more to follow. Not only during the day, but aviation lights will also be installed … Continue reading Preliminary topographical turbine viewshed.
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.
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.
Details for the Proposed Industrial Turbine Locations From 2018 FAA Applications 12/4/2018 Determined cases are on hold as a petition was filed and accepted for a discretionary review. View on google map Case Number Links to FAA Information Latitude Longitude Site Elevation Name/FAA Map Determined 2018-WTE-6439-OE 46° 41' 32.33" N 88° 18' 12.50" W 1795 T1 11/21/18 … Continue reading FAA information for Proposed Turbines
Windmill Controversy AUGUST 15, 2018 | BRIAN CABELL | Word on the Street. Cabell Publishing CONTROVERSY BREWING IN L’Anse Township, our neighbors to the west. A windmill controversy. Renewable Energy Systems is proposing to install more than 50 turbines on land owned by Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest owners of private timberlands. The L’Anse … Continue reading Windmill Controversy, – Word on the Street
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
RES unveils new map showing they may have reduced the number of turbines (for now?) but are still looking to destroy the same footprint. Take a good look at where they plan to put the Wind Industrial Park. The amount of devastation and the beauty we stand to lose, is heartbreaking. *Note many of the "landmarks" … Continue reading RES releases map of Wind Industrial Park.
Wind data collection station installed on top of scenic Mt. Arvon, which is the highest natural landmark in the State of Michigan.
Climate@Noon hosts seminar on Baraga County project FEB 17, 2018 | CHRISTIE BLECK | The Mining Journal Mason Sorenson, senior development manager with the United Kingdom-based Renewable Energy Systems, talks about the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project. The project would be located four miles east of L’Anse. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck) MARQUETTE — The … Continue reading Climate@Noon hosts seminar on Baraga County project.