State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today issued the following statement after an Ingham County judge ruled Enbridge must completely shut down both pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, even though only one has been damaged:
“Shutting down both pipelines that carry natural gas liquids through national and international grounds is an enormous disruption to commerce. One Northern Michigan job provider who uses the pipeline to transport resources indicated that if Line 5 shuts down, he will have no choice but to ship oil on 75 to 100 large trucks per day destined for Marysville. Even then, they might have to shut his gas plant and stop producing propane.
“Propane is vital to many families in Northern Michigan because there are no natural gas lines in the rural areas where they live. Right now, people who rely on propane are preparing for next winter. If this shut down continues, the price of propane could soar so high our most vulnerable residents – the elderly and other residents with limited incomes – won’t be able to afford to heat their homes.”
State Rep. Triston Cole today welcomed the members of the Ralph Holewinski VFW Post 1518 in Gaylord to the Michigan State Capitol, where the veterans served as the color guard and performed a rifle salute during the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service.
State Rep. Triston Cole today supported a plan to rectify the governor’s fatal error that undoubtably contributed to the COVID-related deaths of at least some of the nearly 2,000 nursing home residents who have died in Michigan. Cole, of Mancelona, said the mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents was […]
Bipartisan plan would reclassify several minor offenses as civil infractions State Rep. Triston Cole today helped the Michigan House approve a bipartisan package of bills to re-examine the penalties for low-level crimes in Michigan. Cole, of Mancelona, said reclassifying certain misdemeanors as civil infractions would establish more proportional penalties that better fit the crimes in […]