LANSING, MI (September 2, 2015) – The State of Michigan recently announced its plans to craft and introduce a State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP) to reduce emissions from existing power plants. BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas released the following statement on the announcement:
“The critical work of developing state-based plans that can create and secure quality family-sustaining jobs and encourage investment and economic growth cannot begin soon enough. The groundwork Michigan lays now—bringing together key stakeholders, workers and communities to develop a strategy that works all—is vitally important. Done right, the actions taken to meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan can become a powerful economic opportunity for Michigan. Taking the initiative to shape a plan that meets the state’s unique economic and energy needs is critical to capturing these gains.
“A state plan is the right thing to do for Michigan’s economy and environment. We urge other states to move ahead with outlining their own State Implementation Plans and look forward to working together to shape a strong energy and economic future for Michigan.”