Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2021
Gov. Whitmer Releases Statement on Former Gov. Granholm Confirmation as Secretary of Energy
LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today to serve as Secretary of Energy.
"Congratulations to Secretary Granholm. Our former Governor will be a visionary leader at the Department of Energy and continue her passionate, decades-long advocacy for clean energy. She is also breaking barriers once again, as only the second woman to serve as Secretary of Energy after two terms as Michigan's first female Governor. President Biden's Cabinet is shaping up to the most diverse in our nation's history, providing women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ a presence in the rooms where decisions are made. I look forward to working with Secretary Granholm as she addresses climate change, tackles the transition to clean energy, and works to build a more sustainable future. We have a lot to do, and together, we will."