MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm talked about clean energy and climate change in West Michigan during a group's 27-state bus tour.
Granholm, a Democrat, spent Monday in Muskegon, where the event's goal was to highlight needs for local and federal action in addressing climate change.
Granholm spoke at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC). She was joined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Director Susan Hedman; Kim Walton, programs director at MAREC; Mary McGraw, contractors building supply representative; Ken Shelton, director of the community action partnership; and George Siler, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers member.
The "I Will Act on Climate" bus is traveling to local communities that have been directly affected by climate change, to highlight the need for local and federal action to address climate change.
The bus tour, which is sponsored locally by Progress Michigan, comes after President Barack Obama took action on climate change by announcing the nation's first-ever limits on carbon pollution, as well infrastructure improvements to deal with the effects of climate change, and new investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.
The bus tour is supported by a diverse set of local, state-based and national public business, health and environmental organizations.
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