Huron County Michigan Halt Wind Development

Bad Axe, Michigan – At a morning meeting on April 2, 2015, the Huron County Michigan board of commissioners decided to halt wind development. They approved a 90 day moratorium ordinance, with a possible 90 day extension on starting or approving any new wind projects in Michigan’s Thumb.

No Wind Projects - Halt Wind Development

After more than 2 1/2 hours of public comments the ordinance passed on a 4 to 3 vote. Development of wind farm projects about to start would allow for a variance by wind developers before the zoning board of appeals if they wish to continue on with those current projects. This marks a dynamic change in policy to halt wind development for the Thumb. Over the past three years Huron County has had the most wind development in Michigan.

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