Against the Wind

The image above is a graphic representation of the wind farm Scandia Wind proposes to build off the eastern coast of Lake Michigan.

Developers say the project would generate much-needed jobs and hasten the Great Lakes region's emergence as America's renewable Energy King.

Opponents contend the project will wreck the lakeshore's natural scenery, one of Michigan's strongest natural assets. They are organizing as the People Against the Lake Michigan Wind Farm.

Meetings tonight - in the Shelby High School auditorium - and tomorrow will no doubt be well attended and interesting.

The Muskegon Chronicle's Brian McVicar reported on the debate last Friday.