The 2010 midterm elections ushered dozens of new climate science deniers into state houses and the U.S. Capitol. Michigan may buck this trend, however. Freshly inaugurated Gov. Rick Snyder supported clean energy policies during last year’s race. Michigan could turn out to be a clean energy bright spot in a disappointing election season if Snyder stays true to his campaign.Meanwhile, Michigan's Democratic leadership called for the construction of a new coal plant, effectively thumbing their nose at the past eight years of soaring alternative energy rhetoric from former Governor Granholm, a Democrat.
Bizzaro energy politics in Michigan
The left-leaning Center for American Progress has high hopes for the energy platform of Michigan's new Republican governor.