In 2022, we took advantage of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the climate crisis while putting Americans to work as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which was passed in August 2022, will help us to reinvest in what makes Michigan great: our communities. Through this plan, we will create good-paying jobs, clean up our water and air, and make our energy more affordable.
But all of this doesn’t just happen at the federal level. Local and state governments will have critical roles to play in the implementation of this plan — upgrading our energy infrastructure, creating job training programs to fuel the work, and expanding energy rebate programs that will help families save money. That is why Governor Whitmer has proactively positioned our state to harness this tremendous potential and supercharge it with state investments. Her MI Healthy Climate and MI Clean Water plans will invest in the replacement of aging water and sewer pipes, and switching state facilities to 100 percent clean energy, all while creating thousands of jobs for Michiganders.