We have seen all the anti-turbine signs in the yards of many people along the highways and roads. The turbines are indeed too tall, too close, and too many in the Garden area and would likewise be in Schoolcraft County. We can also add that they would be too harmful not only for us, but for generations to come.
The argument for the turbines centers around the revenue they will produce. When all factors are considered, their existence in Schoolcraft County will cause much more of a loss than a benefit in revenue for everyone in the county.
We can see the truth of what we write in experiences of the people in Garden who have expressed all the negative issues involved with living around the turbines. The reasons for their moving to the Garden area have been lost. Their way of life has been changed. They cannot properly value their homes nor the land on which it resides. They now desire to move.
The number of residents in an area determines the revenue produced. Residents endure harsh weather for the benefits they receive, which the turbines have destroyed. Many tourists would not be attracted to an area to see turbines and to hear the noise they produce. The land and homes in Schoolcraft County would have far less appeal to residents living here and to anyone desiring to reside in the county with the presence of the over 500-foot wind turbines all over the county.
We want to thank all of you who allowed the anti-turbine signs to be placed in your yards. You have given Schoolcraft County residents hope and unity. We also want to thank all of you who have expressed your anti-turbine concerns to our state representatives. We are not a minority voice who is against the turbines being in our area.
They belong on miles of open, expanses of land, not in Schoolcraft County nor on the Garden Peninsula.
Ron and Carolyn Palmer
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