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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Snyder Protects Granholm Administration On Clean Coal

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 05:58:20 PM EST
    Tags: Bill Schuette, coal, Democrats, DEQ, environmentalism, Global Warming, government regulation, Holland BPW, industry, Jennifer Granholm, jobs, MDNRE, Michigan, MPSC, Pettalia, power plant, Republicans, Rick Snyder, sierra club, Walker, Wolverine Energy (all tags)


    It's funny, once Granholm leaves, the boys in the house man-up and the nerd-in-chief grows fickle.

    I have written extensively about the topic of the proposed coal plant by Wolverine Clean Energy in Rogers City, Michigan.  I have made argument after argument in favor of this clean, efficient and technologically superior plant, and watched in disbelief as the liars and fact-twisters gained the upper-hand with the authoritative government of Granholm, under the guise of "helping the planet."

    It was not just the denial of the permit-to-install by the Granholm Administration that proved to be hard to take, it was the blatant disregard of the facts, and changing of the targets and standards.

    Two power plants were denied last year, the one in Rogers City, Michigan, and the one in Holland, Michigan.  A judge recently heard the case from the energy company in Holland, and agreed with them.
    From Mlive:

    The utility challenged the ruling in court, saying the department's decision was based on a Public Service Commission report that called the utility's projections "overly optimistic," not whether the application met federal clean air standards.

    He ruled that the MDNRE has 60 days, which is the middle of February, to come up with a different ruling.

    That ruling gave hope to the people in favor of the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture proposal in Rogers City.  WCEV is suing the state because of the same reason, that, in essence, the State denied the permit based on future predictions of need, not science and the law.  Wolverine asserted that the Executive Order Granholm issued in 2009 that directed the MPSC to be the decider for permits rather than the DEQ, was unconstitutional, and has former Attorney General Mike Cox as a plaintiff.  Cox forced Granholm to rescind the order in the summer of 2009.

    But new Governor Snyder, apparently happy to be on the side of the no-growth policies of the Sierra Club and other radical environmentalist groups, is appealing the decision.

    Attorney General Bill Schuette filed paperwork this week indicating he will appeal Ottawa County Circuit Judge Jon Van Allsburg's Dec. 15 ruling that the state's denial of an air quality permit for an expansion of Holland's James DeYoung plant was unconstitutional.

    Our new Republican Governor is standing in the way of job creation, and is standing on the side of the malfeasance of Granholm.  Our new supposedly conservative-to-the-core, Reagan-guy, Bill Schuette, is standing by this stupid appeal to do what?  To protect his boss's LCV endorsement?  I don't get it.

    If Schuette is successful, the Rogers City Coal Plant is done for good, and the city of Holland will still be paying off attorneys to answer the ridiculous lawsuits brought by the environmentalists.

    With radical environmentalism, the ends justify the means.  They do whatever they need to to win.  Right or wrong ,truth or lie, money is no object.

    But beyond the action of appeal, there is another thing that cannot be ignored.  The Democrats who just must have realized that they could speak up against a nerdy guy rather than an authoritative woman, have proudly declared that they are now in favor of coal plants.  Can you guess why?  The same reasoning that Wolverine and Holland is using to sue the state.

    "Building a clean coal plant will create up to 5,000 jobs and help attract new employers to the state, and an approval process was established through energy reforms championed by House Dems in 2008. However, Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm's administration added a layer of regulation that has blocked the building of two plants."

    Give the issue away, Rick.  Smart move.

    Meanwhile, where is Representative Peter Pettalia, and Senator Howard Walker?  The battle is on, boys, let's go!

    The decision on the Wolverine case is still held up in a Missaukee County Court, and we don't know what that court will rule.  However, you can see that if it rules against the Granholm Administration, the Snyder Administration will appeal, as they are in Holland.  If the Missaukee Court rules against Wolverine, there is nowhere left to go.

    The issue is not coal and pollution.  The DEQ already proved the Wolverine Plant would be so safe, the scientists would have no problem living in Rogers City with the plant in operation.   Burning coal does not affect the earth's climate.  The issues are industry, jobs, energy, and logic.

    If Schuette is successful in his appeal of the decision in Ottawa County regarding the James DeYoung power plant in Holland, it may well be the end of the Republican Party in Michigan.  

    And here we were off to such a great start...

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    Anyone know if this... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:23:12 PM EST
    ...is touched on his speech this Wednesday?

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