Lake Township, Michigan – Feb 28, 2012. In a special referendum held during the Michigan Republican primary, the residents of Lake Township Michigan stuck down a wind ordinance that would have allowed immediate development of wind farms along the tip of Michigan’s Thumb. Locals estimated that there were five to ten turbines being earmarked for the area. The vote was 207 to 128 opposing development. There are approximately 320 families living in Lake.
The vote aligns the township with growing trend of curtailing wind farm growth. On February 22 the Merritt Township Planning Board in Bay County Michigan struck down a nine turbine project being developed by NextEra.