Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on new boating and fishing laws

Rep. Cole talks about new laws taking effect in Michigan on Thursday which require boaters to check their vessels for aquatic invasive species and to drain water from live wells and bilges.  Another measure prohibits the release of bait into Michigan waters, with the exception of bait caught and then released in the same waterway….

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Free Fishing Weekend

Rep. Cole talks about Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this Saturday and Sunday and encourages families to get outside.  During Free Fishing Weekend, state residents can fish without a license, although the usual limits in terms of numbers and size still apply.  

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…