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E-M:/ Oceana County - Wind turbines planned for '08

GRAND RAPIDS -- With legislative and regulatory action this year in Lansing supporting alternative energy, Michigan's leading wind energy proponent is ready to start building in 2008 the first of 90 wind turbines planned for Oceana County.

Mackinaw Power President Rich Vanderveen said his company has secured 35 leases from farmers in four Oceana townships: Weare, Elbridge, Hart and Crystal. That makes 5,000 acres of farm land available for the General Electric wind turbines Mackinaw Power plans for the north central part of the county.


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