Michigan LCV on Governor Snyder's State of the State Address

Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) said that Governor Snyder’s State of the State address highlighted environmental successes, but that it fell short in offering strong leadership on a clean energy plan for Michigan in 2014. Michigan LCV's Executive Director Lisa Wozniak released this response to the Governor’s address:

“Governor Snyder earned high marks for supporting investments in invasive species management and protections for the Great Lakes. However, we were hoping for the Governor’s energy plan to be featured more prominently in his speech,” said Wozniak. “It’s time to apply the Governor’s ‘no wait state’ concept to Michigan’s energy future.”

Governor Snyder offered brief remarks about a comprehensive energy plan in 2014. The Governor also highlighted the restructuring of Michigan’s hunting and fishing licenses, which resulted in significant investments in Michigan’s force of conservation officers.

“We were proud to support the Governor’s efforts last year to overhaul Michigan’s hunting and fishing license system, which resulted in direct investments in conservation,” said Jack Schmitt, Deputy Director for Michigan LCV. “Now we need to get to work on the most pressing issue facing Michigan this year --- our energy policy.”

Michigan LCV scored Governor Snyder’s State of the State address on “How Green is Your Governor?,” giving the Governor a top score for his call to action on invasive species management, and a neutral score for his mention of his energy plan. “How Green is Your Governor?” is the organization’s running report card that reviews the decisions of the Governor, his administration and the statewide departments he directs. View the score here: http://www.archive2016.michiganlcv.org/how-green-governor