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Gov. Jennifer Granholm: Michigan Will Lead the Green Industrial Revolution
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Jennifer M. Granholm
Governor of Michigan

Posted: May 27, 2009

Michigan Will Lead the Green Industrial Revolution



The battle against global climate change was kicked into a new gear this month, and Michigan is leading the charge.

That's right: Michigan.

The so-called "rust belt" state that has been putting cars, trucks, and SUV's on the road for over 100 years is putting the pedal to the metal on making the U.S. less reliant on fossil fuels.

As Governor of the state that has been ground zero for the nation's economic crisis, I was proud to stand with leaders of the UAW and ten automakers as President Obama announced a truly historic, aggressive national agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

Out with the old gas guzzlers of the past. Out with the old thinking of the past. Out with the old politics of the past. Out with the old rust belt.

May was the first month of the New: new technology, new ideas, and a new era of cooperation that will purposefully drive Michigan and America into the new clean-energy future. ........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-m-granholm/michi...




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