Climate Change Tour Visits MAREC

Date: August 5, 2013

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By:  John S. Hausman

Governor Granholm, Other Officials Speak about Energy and Climate

Gov. Granholm speaks at Climate Tour bus stop.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm spoke about climate change and job creation on August 5, 2013, outside Muskegon's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center. She was part of a 27-state "I Will Act on Climate" bus tour traveling the country to rally communities to support clean energy and to call on residents to act on climate.

Also speaking were U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official Susan Hedman, director of the EPA’s Chicago-based Region 5; Kim Walton, programs director at the Muskegon energy center; George Siler, a journeyman electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Mary McGraw, owner of Contractors Building Supply, a small business based in Copemish, Mich.; and Ken Shelton, director of Muskegon-Oceana Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit agency that provides winterization and other services to low and moderate - income residents.

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