Wind Turbines Target Wild U.P.

Have you heard about the industrial-scale wind turbine project by global developer RES, threatening the wild Michigamme Highlands and Huron Mountains of Marquette and Baraga Counties? Learn more about the developer’s plans, zoning information, maps, hazards for migrating birds, bats and treaty-protected natural resources, noise and light pollution, industrialization of undeveloped lands, regulatory information, and […]

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Local Opinions

  Letter to the Editor by Buddy Sweeney (L’Anse Sentinel) Letter to the Editor by Sharon Kunitz (L’Anse Sentinel) Letter to the Editor by Evan and Claudette Gunther (L’Anse Sentinel) Letter to the Editor by Doug Welker (L’Anse Sentinel) Letter to the Editor by Ron Stiebe (L’Anse Sentinel) Letter to the Editor by Linda Rulison, […]

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Take Action

Keep the Huron Mountains wild!  Join with your friends and neighbors to OPPOSE the Summit Lake Wind Project, and stay updated on meetings and forums: Facebook Group: No L’Anse Huron Mountains Wind Turbines Upcoming Events April 26 – L’Anse Township Zoning Planning Board – reviews application and make a recommendation to the board. April 18 – Baraga County […]

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Who is behind this project? “The RES Group (Renewable Energy Systems) is a global renewable energy company which has been active in the renewable energy industry for over 30 years. Its core business is to develop, construct and operate large-scale, grid-connected renewable energy projects worldwide for commercial, industrial and utility clients.” The company is based […]

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RES Project Overview These remote  sites in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are targeted by an industrial-scale wind project proposed by RES Wind: 133 wind turbines, stretching from the Huron Mountains to the edge of L’Anse Reservation. The company’s plans include giant turbines – 500′ tall– a radical alteration to the undeveloped, wild lands of the Michigamme […]

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This project directly threatens an Aududon Important Bird Area (IBA) known as Peshekee LTA, described as “a huge ecoregion hosting arguably the state’s finest boreal forest complex. Northern hardwoods and upland conifer forest cover the majority of the IBA, with aspen and lowland conifer forests covering nearly a quarter of it. Lowland deciduous, pine, and […]

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Project Files

RES Wind Project Files RES email “Summit Lake Wind Project Followup” 12-6-17 (PDF) RES Presentation 11-29-17: “Summit Lake Project Overview” (PDF) 14 pages RES Presentation 11-28-17: “Summit Lake Project Overview” (PDF) 8 pages “Summit Lake Project Overview Gentiel” (PDF) “Summit Lake Project Overview – Project Boundary” (PDF) RES Presentation 3-10-17: RES Tier 3 Study Plan Avian and […]

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