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Snyder backs energy plan headed to state House

Governor Rick Snyder has thrown his support behind an energy plan that could be voted on soon by the state House.

The plan would make it harder for customers to move between the utilities and alternative suppliers of electricity.

The governor says that would help utilities plan new construction as 19 coal-fired plants are about to shut down.

Dave Murray is the governor’s press secretary.

“We want Michiganders to know that when they flick on the switch, they can power their businesses, power their homes, and keep our economy going."

Murray says the energy plan also sets ambitious conservation and renewable energy goals.

But critics say goals won’t guarantee energy will be cleaner and from renewable resources in the future.

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