Legislative Priorities

Mike Alaimo

Director of Environmental & Energy Affairs

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(517) 371-7673

Energy & Environment

  • Work cooperatively with electric utilities and customers to enact legislation that will reduce utility electric rates without subsidies or rate shifts.
  • Enact legislation to provide clarity on how state agencies identify emerging contaminants, develop screening levels, guidance, and implement action plans for testing and remediation.
  • Protect critical regulatory reforms recently made to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and ensure EGLE oversight panels are implemented as intended by Legislature.
  • Improve Michigan’s energy independence by encouraging safe energy exploration conducted pursuant to state and federal guidelines.

WHY?

We must remain focused on the goal of making Michigan an ideal place to do business. Energy costs will always be a primary driver for business decisions, which is why ensuring Michigan has access to competitively priced oil, natural gas, and electricity is essential to continued economic growth. Progress has been made on the regulatory front, but state agencies could easily backslide if we are not vigilant to ensure the changes made remain in place. PFAS has shown a lack of preparedness to deal with emerging contaminants, state government must develop a science-based process to better manage emerging contaminants.