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Was Wolverine denial good or bad?

May 26, 2010 - Bill Speer

I wanted to take advantage of  this format to present a lot more information to our readers about Wolverine Energy's proposed coal plant. The nice thing about a blog is that is gives me more ways to present that information to you.

The recent denial by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment of the Wolverine permit to construct a new power plant in Rogers City has once again divided our region.

Our poll this week at the website asked readers whether they supported the DNRE's decision regarding Wolverine. As of May 26 at 2 p.m., 74 percent opposed the decision, 19 percent were in favor and 7 percent were undecided.

My hope is that whatever side of the fence you fall on regarding this issue, you will take time to read an alternative viewpoint today. Both sides offer legitimate concerns that regardless of what ultimately is decided, still must be addressed.

Attached to this blog are these items:

*An opposition commentary about the plant written by Jim Dulzo, managing editor of the Michigan Land Use Institute

*A different viewpoint about the plant written by Russ Harding of Michigan's Mackinac Center for Public Policy

*DNRE letter of denial to Wolverine

*MPSC letter to Gov. Jennifer Granholm

*MPSC staff report on Wolverine

 
 

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