Governor Snyder’s Special Announcement

Governor Snyder’s Special Announcement
November 27, 2012 GLNeditor
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Ensuring Michigan's Future Infographic
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivers a Special Message on Energy and the Environment at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station eon November 28, 2012.

Click here to learn more about Governor Snyder’s plans for Michigan’s energy future and a cleaner environment in his Special Message.

View the infographic on Ensuring Michigan’s Future.  Affordable and Reliable Energy, No Regrets for Our Future.

Read the press release Snyder says adaptability key to state’s energy, environmental future

Two days after being named co-chair of the Great Lakes Council of Governors, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is making a major policy address on energy and the environment.  The special message to the legislature will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. and will be available for live viewing here on

Governor Snyder’s special message has been in development for several months, and follows the defeat of a constitutional amendment in the fall elections proposing mandates for clean energy in Michigan.

Several issues that the Governor may address were topics of discussion at Great Lakes Week 2012 in September.  Those topics may include:

Wednesday’s special message also follows the Governor’s trade mission to Canada earlier this week, and the opening of a new Michigan trade office in Canada to support economic development.

Remote viewing locations are being offered for the Governor’s Wednesday address in Detroit, Muskegon, Traverse City,  and Hickory Corners (see details below).  The Governor is expected to answer questions related to  energy and the environment from those remote locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m.


Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Remote Locations:

461 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202

Michigan Alternative Renewal Energy Center
Grand Valley State University
200 Viridian Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Michigan Land Use Institute
148 East Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684


  1. M. Ross Baldwin 5 years ago

    A blue movement sounds like a good idea but I suspect that there are some commercial interests behind this as well as concerned citizens who have issues with environmental and water quality. I sincerely hope the Governor is not pushing this because of pressure from commercial interests who want to be licensed to sell or bottle great Lakes bulk fresh water, pollute with coal ash or other effluents. If we find this is the case I will fight against that activity with my last breath.

  2. S. Underhill 5 years ago

    Will the announcement be archived to watch later?

    • GreatLakesWeek Editor 5 years ago

      Yes it will – the speech will be available by tomorrow end of the day, and we will have a link to it here.

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