Michigan Voters Reject Proposal 3, Block Attempts to Hijack Michigan’s Constitution

November 06 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan Coalition issued the following statement this evening about the results of today’s statewide voting on Proposal 3: “Voters clearly recognized that the state’s constitution is not the place for costly energy policy. “The overwhelming rejection of Proposal 3 is...

Michigan Chronicle: Vote NO on Proposal 3

November 02 2012
Every election cycle voters are asked to make critical choices on issues that resonate with their well-being and their communities. In this election we have the same responsibility, to take a position on the issues that matter to voters as well as moving Detroit and the state forward. Our role...

Letter: ‘3’ - Little to Like

November 01 2012
To the editor: From a northern Michigan perspective, there’s very little to like about Proposal 3. The proposal would lock into the state Constitution an overly ambitious requirement that Michigan produce 25 percent of its electricity from wind and solar by 2025. Once it’s in the Constitution, it will be difficult...

Letter: Proposal 3 not good for Michigan

November 01 2012
To the editor: Proposal 3 was obviously not written with Michigan residents in mind. This renewable energy experiment is not good for Michigan. It is costly, irresponsible and unnecessary. More than doubling the current standard to 25 percent by 2025 will result in steep energy rate increases for customers. Michigan businesses and families...

Detroit Organizations Urge Voters: Reject Proposal 3

October 31 2012
DETROIT – Detroit area organizations today joined the growing coalition of opposition to Proposal 3, the costly constitutional energy mandate set for the November 6 ballot. Proposal 3 calls for Michigan utilities to produce 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable resources by 2025. The following business and community groups are opposed to Proposal 3: • ...

“Last Look at the Lakes” Stops Highlight Shoreline Impact of Proposal 3

October 30 2012
Proposal 3’s costly $12 billion constitutional mandate will mean 3,100 more wind turbines in and along Michigan’s coast Huron County, Mich. – The Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan Coalition made several stops in Macomb, St. Clair, Sanilac and Huron Counties today to remind voters of the potential negative impact Proposal 3...

Michigan Public Service Commission chairman: Yes for Proposal 3 would be a mistake

October 30 2012
Proponents say approving the measure would not only improve the environment, but create tens of thousands of jobs and reduce electricity costs over time. They have cited a February PSC report, which says new plants using renewable sources have an average cost of $91.19 per megawatt-hour, compared with $107-$133 per megawatt-hour...

Detroit News Editorial: Trust Michigan’s job creators when it comes to Proposal 3’s impact

October 30 2012
Stodgy old Dow Chemical Co. may not have the star power of Bill Clinton, but when it comes to offering advice on how best to create jobs and economic vitality in Michigan, the stuffed suits from Midland have more credibility. Celebrity campaigner Clinton weighed in Monday on Proposal 3 on the...

Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman Urges NO Vote on Proposal 3

October 30 2012
Says MEMJ distorted MPSC report; voices concerns on flexibility, constitution and cost LANSING, Mich. ‒ Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Chairman John Quackenbush today issued a statement opposing Proposal 3, a costly $12 billion constitutional energy mandate which, if passed, would make Michigan the only state in the nation to inject energy policy...

Herald-Palladium Editorial: Don’t lock arbitrary energy mandate into constitution

October 29 2012
Proposal 3 may sound harmless enough, but don’t be fooled: The push to amend the state constitution to require that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2025 is a reckless attempt by a special interest to override the legislative process and subvert market forces. Vote “no”...

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