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By jenkuz, Section News
It's funny, once Granholm leaves, the boys in the house man-up and the nerd-in-chief grows fickle.
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By jenkuz, Section News
First of all, I want to heap lavish praise on Governor-elect Rick Snyder for splitting the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality. In my view, when the state legislature approved the combination of the DNR with the DEQ, it bottle-necked the permit process and lent to the nearly 1,000 day wait for eventual denial of the permit.
At the time, state lawmakers were giddy with the notion that they were helping "streamline" government by combining the two departments. One of our Republican state lawmakers was a facebook friend of mine back then, and beneath her ecstatic status update that trumpeted the great news, I commented, "But, doesn't this mean that when we try to extract our natural resources, any industry will be shut down due to environmental concerns? It seems to me that this is a windfall for the radical environmentalists." That comment was deleted very quickly, but I still think it's true. I thought it was foolhardy to trust Granholm's bureaucracy especially after all the studying I did about the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture and how the Granholm administration worked hand in hand with the Sierra Club and other radical groups. If you don't think the Sierra Club is a radical environmental group, you have not seen what happened here in Rogers City.
So now that Snyder has said the two departments will be split, it is along that line that I call on Governor-Elect Rick Snyder to review the permit to install for Wolverine Clean Energy Venture.
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