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...

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 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...

CARE Statement on Campaign Finance Reports

October 26 2012
The Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan Coalition today issued the following statement: The CARE for Michigan campaign finance report shows that 90% of our funding came from in-state sources committed to stopping the assault on our constitution, protecting families and businesses from $12 billion increased costs and maintaining local control...

MTA, MAC join lawmakers and business groups to voice concerns about Proposal 3 in Niles

October 23 2012
Renewable energy mandate could override community ordinances currently in place LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Township Associations, Michigan Association of Counties, state legislators, local officials and business leaders joined together in Niles today to express their concern about Proposal 3, which if approved by voters in November could preempt planning, zoning and...

Southwest Michigan Farm Bureau, Lawmakers share concerns about Proposal 3, lack of local control

October 18 2012
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – State legislators and business groups expressed their concern in unison today about Proposal 3, which if approved by voters in November could preempt planning, zoning and other decision-making at the community level. Proposal 3 is a $12 billion constitutional amendment that would require Michigan to meet a 25 percent by 2025 renewable energy...

Attorney General Alerts Local Officials: Proposal 3 Could Handcuff Decision-Makers

October 18 2012
Renewable energy mandate’s impact on local control is troubling ‒ SchuetteLANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today cautioned local officials on the ramifications of Proposal 3, and the potential negative conflict with local zoning laws should the renewable energy ballot initiative be approved by a majority of Michigan voters in...

Mayor of Traverse City, Grand Traverse Area Local Officials Voice Concerns on Proposal 3

October 17 2012
Adding renewable energy into constitution would trump existing legislation LANSING, Mich. – Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes joined with local officials and leaders today in Traverse City to express concerns about Proposal 3, which could result in state bureaucrats taking away local control over planning, zoning and other local decisions. Proposal 3, also...

Local Officials Voice Concerns on Proposal 3, Lack of Local Control

October 16 2012
Adding renewable energy into constitution would trump existing legislation LANSING, Mich. – Local officials, state legislators and business groups joined together in Bay City today to express concerns about Proposal 3, which could result in state bureaucrats taking away local control over planning, zoning and other local decisions. Proposal 3, also known as... Next Page