Elected Officials Stand to Get Thousands from Wind Deals If Zoning Approved [Michigan Capitol Confidential]:
"Isabella County change would mean hundreds of turbines; some board members already have deals
Two current members of a Michigan county board that is considering zoning changes to allow wind farms have apparently entered into leases with a company developing a wind farm.
Contracts for placing wind turbines reportedly pay landowners $8,000 to $14,000 annually.
While Isabella County has been asked to make zoning changes that would allow a wind developer to erect 200 or more wind turbines, county commissioners George Green and Frank Engler have entered turbine tower lease agreements with Apex Clean Energy, Inc., according to a website that tracks deeds recorded in the county.
...The leases were uncovered by Kevon Martis, an activist who opposes industrial wind farms in rural areas..."