(WLNS) – A group of environmental activists delivered more than 10,000 letters to Governor Snyder’s office Tuesday.
The letters call on the governor to up the state’s renewable energy requirements.
Governor Snyder did call for increased clean energy standards last week.
The Clean Water Action group says even though he pushed for new goals. He did not call for the action to be mandatory.
“We’re at a critical turning point when it comes to our energy policy with our renewable energy standard and energy optimization standard expiring or plateauing at the end of 2015,” said Clay Carpenter, campaign organizer, Clean Water Action, Michigan.
Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder announced his goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency, Michigan Clean Water Action delivered more than 10,000 letters from Michiganders across the state to Snyder and policymakers in Lansing. The letters call on Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to increase the state’s renewable energy standard, which mandates the amount of energy utilities must generate from renewable sources.