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Blown Away: The Increasing Importance of Wind Energy in Michigan

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April 2017

Sean Smalley


The future of the environment is a controversial topic in 21st century America. Two polarities exist on the subject of the environment. Typically conservatives reject climate change and doubt any human causation, claiming it to be a mythical phenomenon. On the flipside, scientists and advocacy groups alike are pressing for action, as they consider global warming a legitimate threat to human existence. In exploring the subgroup that is opting to protect the environment, it is apparent that a multitude of routes are available to counteract climate change. Particularly in the state of Michigan, no conservation effort is as prominent as the initiative to create a system of clean, renewable energy.

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