Michigan Marching Orders

Cindy Zimmerman

Mich RFC As part of a series on “Making it in Michgan” the Associated Press did a report on the state’s campaign to become the nation’s leader in alternative fuels.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Jennifer Granholm laid it on the line for the members of the Michigan Renewable Fuels Commission.

“We want to be the state that shows the nation how it can be done,” she told them at their recent inaugural meeting. As traditional manufacturing jobs disappear and Michigan looks for ways to diversify its economy, the goal of the 26-member bipartisan commission is to help make the state a leader in researching, developing and producing alternative fuels, and in promoting vehicles that use them.

The commission is to present its recommendations to Granholm and the Legislature by early July.

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