Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Wind Farm Restrictions

Apr 8, 2016

Michigan wind farms got a boost from the state Supreme Court on Thursday. The court said it would not hear a case from townships that sought to restrict the development of wind farms.

Gongwer News reports that the case concerned Clinton County, where several townships wanted to set much stricter limits on wind farms than the county allowed. The Supreme Court said townships can write rules about wind farms. But they have to do so in line with Michigan’s Zoning Enforcement Act. The court said the townships in Clinton County did not write their wind farm ordinances in accordance with the zoning act.