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Debate over Proposal 3 not about renewable energy but constitutional method
Date: October 24, 2012
By Dave Alexander
October 24th, 2012
Story originally published on mlive.com
MUSKEGON, MI – When the proponents and opponents of Proposal 3 to mandate 25 percent renewable energy in Michigan by 2025 gathered for a public forum, renewable energy was not debated.
Photo originally published on mlive.com
The two sides of the “25-by-25” proposal divided over methods and tactics. The actual renewable energy technologies and the public policies to support them were pretty much agreed upon at a public forum Monday evening at the Grand Valley State University Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon.
A group of 75 citizens heard pro-Proposal 3 advocates argue that a constitutional amendment before Michigan voters Nov. 6 is the only way to push renewable energy development in the state. The opponents of Proposal 3 countered that a constitutional amendment is a terrible way to set complex energy policy in Michigan.