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Friday News Dump: Whitmer Admits Michigan Needs Nuclear Power

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.

At a glance

  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, facing a stiff re-election challenge in November, sent a Sept. 9 letter to the Department of Energy supporting the reopening of Palisades Nuclear Facility in southwest Michigan.
  • Whitmer: “Keeping Palisades open will keep energy costs low, shore up domestic energy production, and increase Michigan’s competitiveness for future economic development.”
  • The Palisades plant shut down May 20 when its fuel supply expired. Whitmer said the state needs the plan for “reliable energy production.”


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