Our current administrations agenda to protect the environment is superseding the needs of the people. We have been burdened with overzealous regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and this has forced many of our coal fired power plants to be shut down and ruined the majority of the industry. We have made extensive strides to reduce the emissions from coal and our air quality is at some of the best levels we have seen. Yet, our administration still wants to destroy one of our most reliable sources of energy. Personally, I would like to see us move back to using more coal and opening more coal-fired power plants.
Michigan faces energy prices which are at least 20 percent higher than in other parts of the country. Eliminating the use of coal-fired power plants in our state is narrowing our options for energy considerably. However, supporting our fossil fuels would not only create many new jobs, but it would also provide all of us with more affordable energy while helping to secure our energy independence as a state. It seems to me like a win-win.
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- On September 2, 2016