Consumers Energy may be preparing a sound mitigation plan for Lake Winds Energy Park, but it’s not conceding that it ever violated the noise standards in the first place.
In the company’s brief for its appeal of Mason County Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals rulings on Lake Winds Energy Park, Consumers Energy Attorney Adam Smith alleges that the county violated its own ordinance and that its sound consultant, HGC, violated both the processes specified in the ordinance and American National Standards Institute procedures.
Smith’s brief on the appeal, which was filed in 51st Circuit Court on Thursday, is 2 inches thick including exhibits. Ron Reddick, Mason County’s attorney in the case, has until May 2 to respond under a stipulated scheduling order by Judge Richard Cooper.
Smith is asking Cooper to set aside decisions by the county panels and allow it to rescind its sound mitigation plan that it was ordered to submit by Feb. 7.
For the complete story, see the Friday, March 21 print or e-edition of the Ludington Daily News
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