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Senator says Michigan auto industry could be key to addressing climate change

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters says Michigan could play a crucial role in mitigating the impact of climate change.

Peters came to East Lansing for a forum on the financial costs of climate change.

He says according to the government accountability office climate change has already cost tax payers 500 billion dollars.

But he says Michigan’s auto industry could help address the impact of a changing climate.

“From an engineering stand point we are likely to go all electric vehicles and that will have a significant contribution to reducing carbon in the atmosphere and will help us deal with the climate change crises”

Peters says he thinks fighting climate change is not priority for the Trump administration. Administration officials did not provide a response by our deadline.