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Wind developer accuses Emmet County of breaking the rules  

Credit:  By Linda Stephan, Inerlochen Public Radio, ipr.interlochen.org 10 June 2011 ~~

Local governments have been busy crafting rules for wind turbines across northern Michigan, as both commercial and small-scale wind developers have been eager to build in some places.

One of the big questions is noise, how loud a turbine can be. Now one Harbor Springs wind turbine developer is crying foul, asking for a state investigation into Emmet County’s wind ordinance.

Listen to the audio above for IPR’s chat with Brandon Hubbard, who writes about this issue today in the Petoskey News-Review. Hubbard also talks about a commercial wind developer whose been buying up thousands of acres of leases in the area.

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Source:  By Linda Stephan, Inerlochen Public Radio, ipr.interlochen.org 10 June 2011

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