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E-M:/ Michigan must pull the plug on coal



To the team of ANNE WOIWODE and CYNDI ROPER, Thank you.
 
 
Coal plants are the No. 1 culprit behind the current climate crisis that is threatening the Great Lakes, the health of Michigan citizens and Michigan jobs.

The majority of Americans -- Republicans, Democrats and independents -- support clean, renewable energy and tougher standards for carbon dioxide so our families are protected from pollution and greenhouse gases. Job growth in renewable energy outpaces coal by a nearly 2-1 margin. At virtually every federal level, new court rulings and regulations now require coal plants to do more to curb CO{-2}. Investment banks are pulling the plug on coal projects, and hundreds of them have been canceled. Coal is the past. Nobody wants to throw good money after bad coal.

Except here in Michigan.

http://www.freep.com/article/20081214/OPINION02/812140358/1068/print