State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, released the following statement Tuesday after Alpena Community College recently announced plans to pursue a grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission to fund a 1.8-megawatt solar array project.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the governor and her MPSC to put their money where their mouth is and support a Northern Michigan community,” Cavitt said. “The new energy mandates she forced through last year are damaging for rural communities. A major biomass power plant in Lincoln just announced it would be closing. Unless something changes, people are going to leave our community because they must find work. Giving ACC resources to educate folks on renewable energy can hopefully stop the bleed.”
ACC President Dom MacMaster presented the solar array plan to the ACC board last week. He said the project, contingent on funding from the MPSC, would help power the college, contribute to different educational programs, and allow ACC to potentially sell excess power to Alpena Power.
“Here you have a community college trying to do everything right,” Cavitt said. “They’re following guidance and trying to invest in clean energy. I’m hopeful the MPSC will recognize that effort. Northeast Michigan has been treated like a red-headed stepchild for a long time now, this a great opportunity for that to change. I have been working closely with ACC and using everything in my power to get this project across the finish line.”
“People harvest deer year-round. Whether it’s farmers with nuisance licenses or a surplus of deer during hunting season, there are always extra deer that need to be processed,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “MSAH gets the deer to processors and ensures all resulting venison gets to the dinner tables of people who need it.”
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, will soon host local office hours in Presque Isle and Cheboygan. The meetings will take place at the following time and location: Saturday, February 24 Presque Isle District Library, 1 to 2 p.m., 18132 Lake Esau Hwy. in Presque Isle. Monday, February 26 State Street Coffee, 1 to 2 p.m., […]
“The Democrat majority forced through terrible gun legislation that I opposed at every level,” Cavitt said. “Bills like these set a dangerous precedent for violating Second Amendment rights. I’m committed to undoing these dangerous policies. Our constitutional rights are the bedrock to our society, and we must hold up and honor those rights. However, the radical Democrat plan is now law and people need to be prepared.”
“Today, the governor gave us no hope that she will veer away from the radical spending spree that’s come to define her time in office. Instead of returning money to the taxpayers or paying down our debt, she keeps announcing expensive new programs.”