Governor Granholm Takes Actions to Address Climate Change, Global Warming in Michigan
"Citizens across the country are grappling with the impact of global warming, the nation's reliance on foreign oil, the rising costs of fuel, and the impact those things have on both our environment and our economy," said Granholm. "Working to reduce global warming can both put people to work and protect our environment."
"The strategies and technologies we develop to address climate change can be opportunities for job growth and alternative energy industry growth in Michigan," said Granholm. "Developing clean renewable energy technologies will power Michigan into a future that will provide more energy security and reliability.
"The Midwest can be either a big winner or the big loser in the energy and climate debate," said Granholm. "To win, we need strong regional innovation and collaboration, backed by strong and perhaps unprecedented federal actions and investment, to advance accelerated deployment of lucrative energy and climate technologies."
Both Executive Order 2007-42, which creates the Michigan Climate Action Council, and Executive Directive 2007-22 are available online.