Michigan plans to meet Clean Power Plan (CPP) emission targets and deadlines and will not follow its Attorney General if he joins a multi-state lawsuit to block the new rules, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday, citing state officials.
Michigan’s Republican state attorney Bill Schuette was one of 15 AGs who signed a petition last month asking a federal court to delay the CPP until legal challenges had been dealt with.
Valerie Brader, executive director of the recently created Michigan Agency for Energy, said the state needed to come up with a compliance plan to avoid a federally-imposed policy, the newspaper reported following a conference call with journalists.
She said Schuette would be pursuing his legal case “in his individual capacity” and there were “no plans for the state to join the current challenges.”
Michigan, governed by Republican Rick Snyder, still uses coal for 50% of its energy generation.