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Members of the energy industry and some legislators are pushing the state to pass energy overhaul bills by the end of this year. In April of next year, nine coal-fired power plants are expected to close. At a roundtable held by utility companies this morning, some legislative leaders said politics could get in the way of the bills if the state waits until 2016. The full House could consider the bills as early as next week. (MLive)

"MUSKEGON, MI – Hundreds of people turned out to the channel Sunday, Nov. 8 to get pictures of what's expected to be the last large freighter to deliver coal to the B.C. Cobb electric plant in Muskegon. Consumers Energy plans to shut down the plant on Muskegon Lake in 2016, in part because of tightening federal restrictions on power plant emissions." (MLive)

President Obama’s plan to reduce carbon emissions will have a profound effect on Michigan’s energy policy overhaul, but no one agrees yet on how.

Total of $450,000 will be paid to settle lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council