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Business, Labor, Health Coalition Voices Support for Michigan Renewable Energy Ballot Proposal
On Friday, January 20th, a coalition of Michigan businesses, agriculture, health care professionals and labor called on Michiganders to support a ballot proposal that raises the state's renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025, a move that will help create jobs while protecting consumers.
“Clean renewable energy allows Michigan to power our economy without polluting our land, air and water with mercury, arsenic and other contaminants that put people’s health at risk,” said Ken Fletcher, Michigan Nurses Association Associate Executive Director for Government Relations and Outreach. “Michigan nurses and other health care professionals have long warned about the need to tackle rising incidences of asthma, lung diseases and other illnesses that endanger our families. More non-polluting renewable energy is the way forward to rebuild our economy, while protecting public health.”
Joyce Stein, RN of the Michigan Nurses Association spoke in support of the proposal.
Go to the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs website to find out more: http://www.mienergymijobs.com/
Read the press release here.