Cronyism alive and well in Lansing with renewable energy mandate 'lighting' it up.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the two energy oligopolists in Michigan, through their lobbyists are attempting to railroad through a lame duck Michigan legislature Senate Bill 437. The bill would line the pockets of the energy oligopolists with subsidies and alleged necessary rate increases. The “climate change” advocates are being bribed to support the legislation because the legislation includes the production of more renewable energy in Michigan via windmills, etc. pursuant to Granholm’s 2008 Renewable Energy Mandate.
The following quote is from the linked article that substantiates the claim that in view of the 2016 Presidential Election results the legislature should stand fast and not support this wind fall profit package to the energy oligopolists and climate change advocates.
QUOTE: “The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States and the GOP maintaining control of the U.S. House and Senate means the key reason for pushing forward with Senate Bill 437, a bill that will revise utility regulations in Michigan, has effectively gone away.”
From its inception the Renewable Energy Mandate has been a per se violation of the Interstate Commerce Clause and a presumptive violation of the Sherman Antitrust Laws (monopolization).
The Republican controlled administration and legislature has failed to take appropriate action. WHY??? Likewise the electric cooperatives in Michigan as a consolidated group and while recognizing the Renewable Energy Mandate violates the law, hide under their desks because they believe the cost of litigation to protect their customer’s economic interests is too expensive. Really? Where is their fiduciary duty to their customers?
Time to drain the administrative swamp in Lansing…ASAP…2018??? Let’s begin with the MEDC.
Jim ‘the Deplorable’ Fuscaldo