Do the research yourself
I have to say, I’m a little tired of all the back and forth between many residents of the Garden Peninsula and Bart Hautala of Heritage Sustainable Energy (and yes, I do recognize the irony of my contribution to this). I’d like to suggest an alternative to the “he said, she said.” Instead of believing residents of the Garden Peninsula or believing someone from Heritage, I recommend people actually do a little of their own research. The Delta County Zoning Ordinance can be found here: http://www.deltacountymi.org/UserFiles/File/forms/Delta%20County%20Zoning%20Ordinance.pdf
I feel pretty confident that once the residents of Delta County read it for themselves, and see the placement of the proposed turbines, they’ll understand that the concerns of the people who live on the Garden Peninsula are well founded, and that, again, Heritage is running damage control and trying to play on words to make themselves sound like well-meaning victims. I do understand though, their jobs are on the line and I’m sure most of us would do something similar given their circumstances.