State Rep. John Damoose, of Harbor Springs, today issued the following statement after activists temporarily halted operation of the Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline by tampering with a valve site:
“The attack by these domestic terrorists — who claimed on video they were acting to implement Gov. Whitmer’s shutdown of Line 5 — is unconscionable. This action was a direct product of an irresponsible narrative being pushed by misguided extremists. Instead of threatening critical infrastructure that so many rely upon for their survival, we should work together for common-sense improvements like building the Great Lakes Tunnel.”
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dropped one federal lawsuit targeting Enbridge’s Line 5 to focus on a case in the state court system, state Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs today called on the governor and Attorney General Dana Nessel to end all their attempts to shut down the oil and natural gas pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac:
Rep. Damoose talks about testimony Tuesday as the House Education Committee began to take up his HB 5557, which would allow community colleges in Michigan to grant four-year bachelor of science degrees in nursing. Rep. Damoose says serving communities and improving local health care is exactly the mission of a community college.