A2: Jobs & Environment

A column by Bob Martel, an Ann Arbor area resident and president of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters board, argues that governor-elect Rick Snyder needs to link job growth with environmental protection. Martel writes: “What’s the best way to go about connecting jobs with the environment? We can start with short-term, targeted tax credits to encourage the creation of new green jobs in Michigan. Once a business ramps up, the subsidies and credits will end, but the jobs and other benefits to our state will continue long into the future. If it doesn’t happen here, it’s going to happen in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, China or Korea.” [Source]