Steve King is a life-long Livonia resident who is fighting to leave a better future for our children. As a reformer on the Livonia school board, teacher, administrator, and youth sports coach, Steve knows the real world challenges Livonia families face. As a business owner and builder, King also knows responsive government helps business grow. This blog shares King's views on issues that effect Livonia citizens and shares positive solutions to help us adapt to this new era of constant change.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
League of Women Voters asks What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations? Steve King answers. Laura COX? "Candidate has not yet responded.."
Energy & Environment: What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations?
Steve KingI support energy independence for the State. Currently we import billions of dollars of energy every year. It is time to fully embrace alternative energy that comes in many forms.
The State is embracing wind but needs to add much more solar and bio fuels to the mix. The future is electric and the very long process of transitioning from fossil fuel has already started.
There are millions of miles of pipelines transporting oil and natural gas throughout the country. This is an efficient way to move large volumes of materials but it is unwise to run pipelines through the great lakes, our most precious resource.
More must be done to protect this resource - Great Lakes Water - from an environmental catastrophe or from the drought weary regions of the country.
Our recycling efforts must be improved and a carbon tax is inevitable so we must prepare for the greening of our industries by leading. Many States are way ahead of the curve and they along with other countries are going to seize the new green collar jobs.