Remember that scene in “Jurassic Park” when the glass of water begins to ripple moments before the Tyrannosaurus Rex bursts through the park?
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s recent decision to grant Consumers Energy an air quality permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant is another ripple forecasting the imminent danger to clean energy jobs in Michigan, threatened by that terrifying dangerous dinosaur: dirty coal plants.
Consumers and the DEQ would have us believe that their dinosaur, set to stomp down on Bay City and raise ratepayers bills by 30%, is not really that scary, because in exchange, they’re agreeing to phase out a few other dinosaurs they already need to phase out. Yay.
People, one dinosaur is one dinosaur too many.