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LANSING – Jack Schmitt, deputy director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement regarding energy legislation introduced today by Senator Mike Nofs:

“The Nofs energy plan will result in fewer jobs, higher utility bills and more pollution. It redefines ‘clean energy’ to include burning coal, tires and other hazardous waste that will increase toxic pollution in the air we breathe and the water we drink, undermining the success of our state’s clean energy sector and putting our health at risk. Just as we saw when his colleague, Representative Nesbitt, proposed this flawed concept, it will make Michigan a laughing stock compared to so many other states that are successfully investing in clean, renewable energy.”