Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced an executive order that will put the state on a path to be carbon neutral by 2050. Following the announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Michigan Regional Program Manager Frank Houston:
“We applaud Gov. Whitmer’s leadership on the climate crisis and appreciate that she listened to voices from across the state as she prepared this order.
“We know that clean energy is a tremendous opportunity and need for our state—both to create good-paying, union jobs and to protect our air and water. We also know that this move to cleaner energy impacts workers around the state and now—thanks to Gov. Whitmer’s leadership in this order—we will not leave workers and communities behind as we move forward to a cleaner, fairer energy future.”