Governor Rick Snyder has taken hits for naming an oil company lobbyist to run the state’s environmental protection department.
But the governor says critics will be pleasantly surprised by Heidi Grether.
Environmentalists complained Grether spent most of her career as an oil company lobbyist. Snyder says Grether deserves the chance to prove herself.
“I can understand people having concerns, but, again, get to know her, give her an opportunity, and I think you’re going to see good results,” he said.