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Snyder Shakes Up Michigan Energy Agency

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There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy.  People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector.

Sources inside and outside the Snyder administration say the departure of Valerie Brader makes the timing right for a re-organization.  Governor Rick Snyderhas signed an executive order re-assigning staff to the state Public Service Commission.  That’s the agency that regulates utilities in Michigan. 

Nicholas Assendfelt is with the energy agency.

“It’s just a re-organization a little bit in terms of who’s under which umbrella, but the energy issues and missions are still our priority.”

Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creigh has also been named by Snyder to replace Brader as co-chair of the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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