House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) released the following statement after Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon announced that the university would end the use of coal power on campus by 2016:

“I applaud the steps that MSU has taken to reduce its reliance on coal and welcome their decision to be coal free by the end of 2016. I am encouraged by their efforts and look forward to seeing them further expand their use of renewable forms of energy over the coming years. I also applaud the students and community activists that advocated for these changes and helped to move the dialogue forward. This is another proud moment for Spartans everywhere.”