Though there are still efforts underway to block any need for an emissions plan, there was general praise from utilities, business and environmental groups for the Snyder administration's plan to develop its own carbon emissions standards implementation plan.
The Clean Power Plan rules issued late last month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency give states the option to adopt their own standards or abide by forthcoming federal standards, and Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, and Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant said Tuesday that a state plan would be more flexible and more predictable.
Rep. Cindy Gamrat told reporters Tuesday the voters of her 80th House District should determine if she is fit to hold office, not a panel of six representatives who will use the recent House Business Office investigation to evaluate the qualifications of Ms. Gamrat and Rep. Todd Courser in the coming weeks.
Rep. Todd Courser's surprising vote for a bill in February that would require a wireless phone company to provide location information from a person's wireless device to a police officer upon request in certain emergency situations occurred because he didn't realize what he was voting on, one of his former aides said Tuesday.
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