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In Bay City_ Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:55:49 EDT
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan Wednesday released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan at a press conference in Bay City. Speakers discussed the impact of the climate crisis on fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation in Michigan as well as how Michigan is leading efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient future. Senator Stabenow's new report titled "The Climate Crisis and Michigan" documents scientific research on the impact of climate change in Michigan. The impact on our Great Lakes and economy include coastal communities at greater risk from erosion and flooding, warmer waters displacing native fish like walleye and trout, and disruptions to winter recreation like ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, and skiing. The report outlines how Michigan is uniquely positioned to address the climate crisis through improved energy efficiency, clean energy vehicles and infrastructure, and renewable and zero emission electricity. Michigan currently ranks first in the Midwest for clean energy jobs and fifth in the country. Michigan's clean-energy industry is expected to grow another 9% in 2019, more than any other state in the Midwest. A copy of the report is avaialbe in a PDF file below.