Michigan utilities, businesses and advocacy groups on Tuesday responded positively to Gov. Rick Snyder’s intent to implement a state-based carbon reduction policy to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan.
Gov. Rick Snyder today directed his administration to develop a plan that will put Michigan in a strong position to meet the federal Clean Power Plan, which by setting the first-ever carbon pollution limits on our nation’s power plants will help grow the state’s clean energy economy. “Governor Snyder has just signaled that when it comes to one of the most innovative, high-growth industries in our nation – clean energy – Michigan is open for business,” said E2′s Gail Parson.
Two-thirds of business leaders in Michigan back the Environmental Protection Agency’s new limits on carbon pollution from power plants—the nation’s largest source of climate change pollution. And nearly 90 percent of Michigan businesspeople favor state-based efforts to meet these new limits on carbon pollution, according to a poll from the national nonpartisan business group E2.