On April 1, a group of 17 homeowners in Mason County, MI filed a lawsuit against Consumers Energy Company over a 56 turbine wind farm built last year on the shore of Lake Michigan. The plaintiffs claim that the project, the Lake Winds Energy Park, has had a negative effect on their finances and health. Specifically, they claim that the wind farm has decreased the value of their property, while causing various physical ailments such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and ringing in the ears, as well as an inability to concentrate or sleep. The plaintiffs are seeking monetary compensation and ask that the project be shut down.