Not in My Back Water
A Canadian company’s plan to place hundreds of wind turbines in Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie has more than a few people on both sides of the border up in arms. Lynn Kotwicki is one of them. The Royal Oak resident has raced sailboats on Lake St. Clair for years and can’t understand why anyone would think it was the right place to generate electricity from wind. "We’ve had three races canceled in the last 10 days," she said. "And each time, it was because there was no wind."
The lake’s sailing community is just one of the factions lining up to oppose plans from SouthPoint Wind to put turbines in the lakes in Canadian waters. Opponents have expressed concerns over the wind farms’ impact on everything from property values to recreational boating to wildlife. DetNews