by Chris Ehrmann
National Wind Watch
KAWKAWLIN, MI – Township officials from around Michigan and a group of about 300 citizens gathered Tuesday in Bay County at a forum where they heard from a speaker critical of wind energy.
Energy companies are looking at several sites in Bay County as possible locations for a new wind turbine farm.
Keynote speaker Kevon Martis, a senior policy fellow E and E Legal, spoke to the audience at the Beaver Township Community Hall Tuesday, Oct. 16, about some of the problems residents with wind turbines in their area have claimed. Those issues include noise and location near houses, he said.
“You’re being pressured in each township to write an ordinance that says yes or no to wind development,” he said.