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    Snyder Must Review Wolverine Air Quality Permit

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 07:22:47 AM EST
    Tags: coal, environmentalism, government regulation, green energy, Jennifer Granholm, MDEQ, MDNR, MDNRE, Michigan, Mike Cox, MPSC, power plant, Rick Snyder, sierra club, Wolverine Energy (all tags)

    First of all, I want to heap lavish praise on Governor-elect Rick Snyder for splitting the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality.  In my view, when the state legislature approved the combination of the DNR with the DEQ, it bottle-necked the permit process and lent to the nearly 1,000 day wait for eventual denial of the permit.

    At the time, state lawmakers were giddy with the notion that they were helping "streamline" government by combining the two departments.  One of our Republican state lawmakers was a facebook friend of mine back then, and beneath her ecstatic status update that trumpeted the great news, I commented, "But, doesn't this mean that when we try to extract our natural resources, any industry will be shut down due to environmental concerns?  It seems to me that this is a windfall for the radical environmentalists."  That comment was deleted very quickly, but I still think it's true.  I thought it was foolhardy to trust Granholm's bureaucracy especially after all the studying I did about the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture and how the Granholm administration worked hand in hand with the Sierra Club and other radical groups.  If you don't think the Sierra Club is a radical environmental group, you have not seen what happened here in Rogers City.

    So now that Snyder has said the two departments will be split, it is along that line that I call on Governor-Elect Rick Snyder to review the permit to install for Wolverine Clean Energy Venture.

    (8 comments, 807 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan's Coming Energy Crisis

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Sun May 23, 2010 at 01:42:42 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, coal, jobs, Granholm (all tags)

    The State of Michigan is headed for an Energy Crisis, and the Democrat Party is mostly to blame.

    (5 comments, 748 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Wolverine's permit denied.

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Sat May 22, 2010 at 12:29:00 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, coal, jobs, Granholm (all tags)

    by: Jennifer M. Kuznicki

    The regulators of Michigan's Utilities have deemed that Northern Michigan has no need for additional energy.

    That means that Northern Michigan will continue to have to buy electricity from downstate and other states to meet the energy requirements it currently has, as the electric co-ops have been doing, and for the foreseeable future.

    It also means that Northern Michigan's stagnant economy is assumed to remain stagnant, a bet the State of Michigan is insuring.

    Because the State of Michigan has no economic plan, other that managing it's own decline, Northern Michiganders can count on forever sending their children away to search for prosperity in another state.  Indeed, Northern Michigan's largest export is her children.

    It is no secret that Michigan is over-regulated, but the fact that it has been put down a path of decline by the authoritarian control of the Granholm administration in concert with the Sierra Club and other radical environmentalist groups interested in killing any hope for change in it's economic development, cannot be ignored.

    What it boils down to is that the Democrat Party is not interested in standing for the little guy.  From Al Gore and his demonstrably false attack on man, to Jennifer Granholm's inane wishful thinking of green energy supply, to Tom Karas and his dirty ties to radical environmental groups in California, it is obvious that feelings and hopes and wishes of a utopian society have replaced logic, science, jobs and results.

    The two schools of thought, one, that energy is produced to fuel economic freedom, and the other, that energy should be produced to strictly feed absolute need, are diametrically opposed.

    Economic freedom, an approach long abandoned by Michigan's leadership, is a quintessential goal sought in this state since it's inception, and is free-market based.

    The strangulation of freedom is what our state government excels at.

    Requests made by the Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were ignored.

    Requests made by the Cheboyan and Presque Isle Development groups were ignored.

    What the State has said, essentially, is that the small towns, the little guy, the union worker, have no right to enjoy high-paying jobs, to benefit their families.

    With the ruling on the permit, the State has manufactured false numbers to tell us `little people' that they are protecting us from a rate increase.

    (2 comments, 407 words in story) Full Story

    Political Pandering at a Premium in Presque Isle County

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 05:36:52 AM EST
    Tags: Carbon capture and sequestration, coal, elections 2010, environmentalism, government regulation, jobs, Michigan, Politics, power plant (all tags)

    News about the Rogers City Coal Plant

    The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
    Ronald Reagan

    The great election year of 2010.

    In today's Presque Isle Advance, three Democrat politicians issued statements in favor of getting funding for carbon capture, which Wolverine will not get unless there is an air quality permit granted by Jennifer Granholm.

    (2 comments, 574 words in story) Full Story

    Who Does Jennifer Granholm think she is?

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 17, 2010 at 07:13:57 PM EST
    Tags: Granholm, jobs, coal, power plant, EPA, DNRE (all tags)

    She isn't a Democrat, she thinks of herself more as a QUEEN.

    People around town are asking, "What is going on with the air permit?"  The only logical answer is that Jennifer Granholm wants Wolverine's air permit put on hold until the EPA comes out with a plan to implement what the legislature tried to do with Cap and Trade.

    You see, Jennifer Granhom does not want this clean coal plant to happen, and she believes that a small town in the frozen north is not going to harm her party's chances at election time.

    The Advance reports in the February 3, 2010 issue,

    (5 comments, 878 words in story) Full Story

    The Conspicuous Omission in the State of the State Address

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 06:01:55 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, coal, jobs, Granholm (all tags)

    Governor Granholm gave the State of the State Address last night.  It was non-eventful to say the least.  Tuning in for one purpose, which was to wait for any hint that our community would thrive once again, the listener was extremely disappointed.

    Granholm's delivery touted jobs she helped develop, past goals she was in the process of achieving, and praise for the current national administration and put blame on the old.

    (2 comments, 266 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan's Lump of coal..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 09:23:48 AM EST
    Tags: Levin, Stabenow, Obama, Michigan, Cap & Trade, Health care, coal (all tags)

    The wife and I returned to an era of cereal box Christmases this year.  Times are tough, and sometimes you have to make do..

    Cereal Box Christmas - We packaged up socks (I know.. this is an old trick) Then we also packed up a 6 pack of the good toilet paper, and a few boxes of cereal the kids always go for.  Under the tree it looked like any other Christmas, and carefully saving the best for last we made it through without TOO much disappointment.  Also, 9 and 10 year olds can in fact have a great sense of humor as well.  My daughter, I believe still has saved somewhere  the 6pack of white Charmin;  She calls it "Mr. Whitey."  God love her. (BTW we actually turned this into a tradition)

    Well..  things are still a little better than they were then, but we are getting ready for the next round of thievery by our "servants" in Lansing and DC.

    (1 comment, 695 words in story) Full Story

    If global warming is a hoax.

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 09:42:23 AM EST
    Tags: climategate, Michigan, industry, global warming, coal, oil (all tags)

    Over a week ago, the leading climate research institution, the Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU) was compromised by an email hacker.  The hacked emails exposed some of the most nefarious cover-ups in climate research, one of which namely, that the earth has been cooling for the past ten years.

    The public has been steadily becoming more skeptical of the idea of global warming, not from arguments from leading skeptics, but from their experience with nature.

    So, put another way, if most of the public were told that the climate experts were messing with the numbers to make sure that millions of important people across the globe won't lose money on their investment of green technology, most of the public would say, "figures."

    That is what is happening.

    But, just for fun, let's think about what would happen if global warming was able to be proved wrong beyond a shadow of a doubt, and that man hasn't the power to change the earth's climate.

    (5 comments, 653 words in story) Full Story

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