ANN ARBOR – Democrats competing in Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary are touting environmental plans to fight climate change, clean up drinking water and replace aging infrastructure that could have major effects on Michigan and the Great Lakes.
Many candidates are describing their proposals as a Green New Deal, referencing the massive 1930s initiative by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end the Great Depression through a series of public work projects, financial reforms and regulations.
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While Democrats vying to face Republican President Donald Trump share common goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions and boost renewable energy sources, their proposals to achieve those goals vary widely.
Here’s a look at the plans:
To read those plans, click on https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/what-democratic-presidential-candidates-plans-mean-michigan-environment?utm_source=Bridge+Magazine&utm_campaign=72da457a90-Bridge+Enviro+Watch+02%2F12%2F20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c64a28dd5a-72da457a90-82130115