HICKERY CORNERS (WKZO) -- Governor Rick Snyder traveled to the Kellogg Biological Station in Kalamazoo County Wednesday to make a major policy statement on energy and the environment.
Snyder laid out his plans for future energy policy that he feels would meet Michigan's energy demands while remaining environmentally conscious. He said that compromises will have to be made for the sake of practicality in the short term. He also expressed an interest in establishing a Strategic Natural Gas Reserve for the state.
A coalition of environmental groups is highly critical of the Governor’s plans for energy and environmental policy in Michigan.
They say it lays out no specific goals, relies too much on Natural Gas, fails to promote clean energy and the jobs it could create in Michigan.
Nic Clark of Clean Water Action says it was a disappointment. They say surveys show 75% of the state’s population support additional use of clean energy sources, despite the defeat of the 25-25 proposal on the fall ballot. They are starting a petition drive to urge the Governor to Put more emphasis on clean energy.