Grassroots group to empower local clean energy supporters
LANSING, Mich. (October 10, 2019) — The Land & Liberty Coalition, a Midwestern grassroots organization advocating for clean energy development, announced its official Michigan launch today. The Coalition partners with local citizens, landowners, clean energy advocates and policymakers to promote commonsense policies that advance renewable energy while protecting and benefiting local communities. By providing relevant information and helping citizens organize as effective advocates, the Coalition empowers individuals and communities to take control of their energy future.
“Big corporations, small businesses, and individual consumers alike are pushing for more clean, affordable energy throughout the Midwest, and Michigan is leading the way,” said Brenden Miller, field operations director of The Michigan Land & Liberty Coalition. “Large scale wind and solar developments are increasingly common in rural Michigan, and local residents are experiencing increased economic development opportunities, local job growth, and new tax revenues for schools, roads, and emergency services. The Land & Liberty Coalition wants to help even more communities across the state experience those same benefits.”
The Michigan Land & Liberty Coalition is a project of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF), a conservative clean energy organization focused on state-level policy. The two organizations share a free-market approach to energy policy that prioritizes affordability, reliability, competition, and innovation.
“The right of landowners to use their land to support their family and community is a bedrock American principle,” said Ed Rivet, MICEF executive director. “Through the Land & Liberty Coalition, MICEF is empowering communities and individuals to capitalize on the many benefits of clean energy development and guarantee that Michiganders can develop their land as they see fit. We stand ready to offer the assistance needed to establish sound policies, clearing the way for new developments, while protecting property rights and ensuring that the entire community reaps the benefits.”
About Land & Liberty Coalition: The Land & Liberty Coalition is committed to fostering commonsense local government policies that advance renewable energy, increase financial security and protect property rights. The Coalition's goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their energy future by providing relevant information and helping local citizens organize as effective advocates. For more information, visit https://www.landandlibertycoalition.com/michigan.
About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for commonsense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.