Episode 65: Long Overdue (and imperfect) Clean Energy Future Is Michigan Law

Here’s episode 65 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast!

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed some long overdue, albeit imperfect, clean energy legislation into law this week. I’ve covered the path The Clean Energy and Jobs Act had to take in Lansing throughout the year on the podcast. And while I believe Democrats missed an opportunity to pass some meaningful, and stronger, progressive clean energy bills that included game-changing environmental justice for those dealing with polluted low-income areas, this act is at least a step in the right direction. There’s no way Republicans would ever pass these bills!

I also discuss how the clean energy bills should also coincide with a new transportation and infrastructure future which includes bold investments in mass transit throughout the state.

Finally, the “Last Call” deals with a Washington Post editorial that begs Gen Z women to marry their Gen Z male counterparts, even though Gen Z males are trending more and more right wing. Why would Gen Z trash their values for men who don’t value women whatsoever? Instead of asking what’s wrong with Gen Z women, the real question is, “What’s the matter with right wing Gen Z men?”

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Whitmer signs climate change legislation setting 100% clean energy standard for Michigan by 2040.” By Jon King of Michigan Advance

Whitmer signs package to push Michigan to 100% clean energy by 2040.” By Nidhi Sharma of NBC News

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham segment with Ned Ryan on speed-limiting technology (courtesy Kat Abu)

The Detroit News‘ Craig Mauger tweet on Linda Lee Tarver speech

If attitudes don’t shift, a political dating mismatch will threaten marriage.” By The Washington Post editorial board

Young Dems more likely to despise the other party.” By Neal Rothschild of Axios

Gov. Whitmer, it’s time to think big on public transportation in Michigan | Opinion.” By Michael Griffie of AECOM in The Detroit Free Press

Should cars have built-in speed limits? Some think it’s time.” By Mike Gagliardi of NBC News

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