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Franz seeks to ban offshore wind turbines  

Credit:  By MATT WALTERS, Capital News Service, www.ludingtondailynews.com 2 April 2011 ~~

LANSING – Proposed legislation could keep wind turbines out of the Great Lakes, and that’s good – or bad – depending on perspective.

The sponsor, Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, said the intent is to keep potential hazards out of the blue waters of the Great Lakes.

“It’s not environmentally sound to have machines like these on our lakes. They are our greatest asset, and industrialization on them is a hazard to nature and the economy,” Franz said.

Aesthetic concerns are also a problem and he said a majority of residents in the 101st District – Mason, Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau counties – oppose offshore wind development, he said.

Source:  By MATT WALTERS, Capital News Service, www.ludingtondailynews.com 2 April 2011

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