MUSKEGON, Mich. (WWJ) – Former Governor Jennifer Granholm is back in Michigan to speak out against climate change.
Granholm will be among a coalition of community members who greet a bus tour called “I Will Act On Climate” when it arrives at 10 Monday morning in Muskegon. The tour is going through 27 states.
Kim Walton, program director at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, says currently the nation doesn’t have an energy policy, adding that the bus tour could be a step towards creating one.
The bus tour will also make a stop at Peoples Community Services in Detroit on Monday afternoon. The list of speakers at the Detroit event includes Randy Block, director of the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network; Guy Williams of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice; and Community Activist Douglas Myers; among others.
The tour comes after President Obama took action on climate change by announcing the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution, as well as infrastructure improvements to deal with the effects of climate change and new investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.