Supervisor Gerald Heikkinen revealed that Circle Power and a Grand Rapids law firm had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request at Monday’s Adams Township Board of Trustees meeting. The Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge released a statement the next morning saying that the tactic represented an attempt at intimidation. The company says the reason is more benign.
Executive Chris Moore flatly rejected the claim.
Moore says that as ordinances regulating the potential wind farm project change rapidly, Circle Power has a duty to ensure that the processes driving that are fully legitimate.
Circle Power has withdrawn its proposal for eight turbines in Stanton Township, but has tripled the number of sites it wants in Adams from four to twelve [Correction: Story originally said Circle Power is increasing to eight. It is increasing its proposal by eight, from four to 12 turbines].