Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp.; audio on wind farm conflicts of interest

Rep. Glenn talks about his testimony Tuesday before the House Energy Committee on his bill designed to prevent conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm deals.  Rep. Glenn’s bill would require members of local government planning commissions to disqualify themselves from voting on issues on which they have direct financial interests.  

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp; audio on ship ballast water discharge legislation

Rep. Glenn talks about HB 5095, a bill he is co-sponsoring, that would employ U.S. Coast Guard regulations as the standard for vessels releasing ballast water in Michigan’s Great Lakes waters.  Michigan’s current ballast water regulations, according to Rep. Glenn, put the state at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and Ontario, all of whom…