Michigan businesses need certainty when it comes to environmental regulations and should only bear costs that are necessary and reasonable. Improving the regulatory climate for environmental rules and remediation practices will help clean up contaminated properties through the state and increase their usefulness.
We must remain focused on the goal of making Michigan an ideal place to do business. Energy costs will always be a primary driver for business decisions, which is why ensuring Michigan has access to competitively priced oil, natural gas and electricity is essential to continued economic growth.
Work cooperatively with electric utilities and customers to enact legislation that will reduce the cost of energy for consumers without subsidies or rate shifts.
Improve Michigan’s energy independence by encouraging safe energy exploration conducted pursuant to state and federal guidelines.
Encourage local development of alternative energy projects (wind/solar) in addition to traditional energy sources.
Advocate for the reasonable development and implementation of policies as they pertain to air, water and waste-permitting, and work with the Department to ensure the permitting process is streamlined, efficient and transparent.
Oppose excessive new or additional environmental fees or surcharges by state and local governments and ensure that all environmental fees support the related program.
Ensure the business community is meaningfully engaged and informed on climate change policy discussions at local, state, and federal levels.
As part of the policy discussions around climate change, ensure that the energy transition associated with these policies addresses the state’s energy needs and economic competitiveness, is effective, transparent, market-driven, supports economic development efforts and is in the best interest of Michigan and the United States.
Promote private investment, along with state and federal grants, to further statewide broadband expansion and improvement for education and employment opportunities.
Questions about policy statementments can be directed to Veronica Horn at 989-757-2113.
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