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Letter to Editor: Opposition to Gov. Snyder's Energy Plan

Author believes wind energy, not natural gas, is Michigan's energy future.

 

To the Editor:

Governor Snyder recently laid out his energy plan for Michigan, which called for an increase in natural gas. I strongly disagree with the Governor’s opinion that natural gas, which requires fracking, is what it best for Michigan. Instead, I believe that wind energy is what is best for Michigan’s energy future.

Devastating events such as Michigan’s floods in May, a drought throughout the summer that damaged the corn crop and a freak cold snap that decimated our tart cherries and apple crop, make it abundantly clear that Michigan needs to prioritize renewable energy.

I believe that wind energy is the best way to help curb these extreme weather events. The current wind energy production in Michigan is equivalent to taking 48,000 cars off the road and if wind development continues, the wind energy production would be equivalent to taking 169,000 cars off the road.

There is no denying the fact that Michigan needs a better plan for its energy future. The best plan for Michigan however is not natural gas, but wind energy. However key tax credits for wind power are set to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress votes to renew them. We thank Senator Stabenow and Senator Levin for supporting wind power and we urge them to do all they can to renew the wind tax credits—our air, our water, our crops and our future depend on it.

Rachel Koresky

Grosse Pointe Woods

 

 

Bob Frapples December 06, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Looks like someone was paying attention to the most recent episode of the new Tim Allen show, "Last Man Standing".
Mark December 06, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Tim Allen is still on TV?
Diane Smith December 07, 2012 at 02:09 AM
GP: Rachel is a GPN grad & senior @ U of M. I think your Blue Devilness may have slipped out as you picked on this Norsewoman. Maybe you had gas when you were typing your post.
Mark December 07, 2012 at 02:29 AM
The sophomoric content must have tipped him off.
GP For Life December 07, 2012 at 01:38 PM
GPN and U of M; it all comes into focus. The letter starts off strong then heads off the cliff in the second paragraph by assuming a connection between weather events and the use of natural gas. Then you make a, what can only be described as half-hearted, attempt at making at case for wind energy. This might have flown at GPN but at GPS this is fail. On a side note, I honestly did think this was written by a talented middle school child, though, I understand the need for brevity in letters to the editors.

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