Detroit Summit: Governor Whitmer Talks About the Advantages of Federal Investment



Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer attended the Clean Economy and Community Impact Summit in Detroit where she discussed how federal funds have been used in the state. She mentioned the revival of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert as an example of the state’s commitment to diversifying its energy sources to achieve its energy goals. The governor also emphasized the importance of investing in children’s education and future, amidst concerns about rising costs and climate change.

Gretchen Whitmer Attends Clean Economy and Community Impact Summit in Detroit: Discusses Federal Funding and Clean Energy Initiatives

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer convened with local leaders in Detroit for the Clean Economy and Community Impact Summit. The discussion revolved around Michigan’s usage of federal funding through the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Chips and Science Act.

Whitmer highlighted the reactivation of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan. She emphasized Michigan’s move to re-energize a nuclear power plant, a crucial step toward achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

“We’ve proven that not only can it be done, but it can be done safely,” Whitmer affirmed. She is also dedicated to helping residents secure their children’s education and futures. “As a mom, I’m always contemplating the opportunities and challenges we’re creating for the next generation,” she added.

The Governor spoke about the rising prices affecting families and how the state’s initiatives can save more money, enabling parents to invest more in their children’s education. For the complete summit event, click here.

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