Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Line Five announcement

Rep. Cole says Wednesday’s announcement about the replacement of Enbridge Line Five with an underwater utility tunnel is good news for the environment and energy reliability, adding it offers the possibility of linking both peninsulas with electric transmission lines as well.      

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on committee passage of Line Five legislation

Rep. Cole talks about passage by the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee Wednesday of a package of legislation that increases protections for the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac.  The multi-bill package improves reporting requirements for pipeline operators and, under Rep. Cole’s 6199, creates felony penalties of up to five years…