Dec 10, 2014 - The Michigan Court of Appeals last week gave the green light to the construction of a 39-turbine wind farm proposed by US firm Forest Hill Energy.
The USD-120-million (EUR 97m) facility is to be installed in the townships of Dallas, Essex and Bengal, which have been trying to stop or scale down the development for two years. According to the Court of Appeals’ ruling, the restrictive ordinances that the townships enacted in 2012 will no longer be valid. The decision was in line with a lower court ruling and states that the scheme will be developed under the Clinton county’s zoning ordinance from 2011.
The three townships can now ask the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision, appeal the ruling or pass stricter local zoning ordinances. The court’s decision can be appealed within 42 days.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.