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E-M:/ Michigan House hits back as Senate's midnight massacre energy bill

The Michigan House just voted almost unanimously to not concur in the Senate’s proposed changes to the PA 141 (regulation of utilities) and on Second Reading to substitute the House passed versions of the renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency into Senate Bill 213, entirely replacing provisions passed by the Senate which gutted renewable, energy efficient and other electric energy proposals.  The House then went into recess until after the primaries.


This is good news on the substance of the energy bills (details of the amendments are not yet in hand) and sends a STRONG message to the Senate that they not going to bully the House or the Governor into going along with the Senate’s pandering to the electric utilities.


Anne Woiwode



Anne M. Woiwode, State Director

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - 109 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906  - 517-484-2372    anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org

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