Two current members of the Isabella County Board of Commissioners have entered wind turbine lease agreements with a company called Apex Clean Energy. Isabella County has been asked to consider zoning changes regarding wind development.

Michigan Capitol Confidential published a story on the lease arrangements on July 10. The wind farm development company responded to a question about whether the lease contracts represent a conflict of interest for the elected officials who stand to benefit from them.

“Ultimately, local officials under advisement from their attorneys decide whether or not there’s a conflict of interest. Apex works diligently to ensure any potential conflicts of interest are disclosed, and we work to support the independent decisions of local elected officials.” – Cat Strumlauf, public affairs associate, Apex Clean Energy, Inc.


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