Meade Township Pays The Price For Believing Anti-Wind Rhetoric
2021-11-12
BAD AXE, Mich. – Farmer Paul Holz looks from his home in Meade Township, Mich., to neighboring townships and regrets what could have been. Holz had signed leases with DTE Energy in hopes of placing wind turbines on his land. But resistance fomented by long-time anti-wind agitator Kevon Martis and allied out-of-town wind energy opponents… Read more »
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Which Huron County School Districts Benefit The Most From Wind?
2021-11-4
Determining the benefits from wind energy for schools in Huron County required several steps. First, we had to learn how many school districts are in the county and their boundaries. Many covered multiple townships. Second, we learned the exact locations of each wind farm in the county and the locations of the turbines. We used… Read more »
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Virginia’s Largest Health Insurer Seeks Investigation of Sentara
2021-10-25
Anthem, the largest health insurer in Virginia, has asked state Attorney General Mark Herring to investigate hospital giant Sentara for “anti-competitive harm” caused by the company, the Virginia Mercury reported. Herring’s office would not comment on whether any investigation was started or is ongoing, but Anthem’s action is one of the many such complaints about… Read more »
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How Michigan Uses Wind Farm Revenue To Support Schools
2021-09-24
A feature investigation Each year, wind farms throughout Michigan pay tens of millions of dollars in taxes that support the local school systems in rural communities that often have declining populations and tax bases. Just how that money reaches school districts depends on the state’s complicated school finance system and whether communities have approved bond… Read more »
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