State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today issued the following statement after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) approved a pair of permits needed for the Line 5 tunnel underneath the Straits of Mackinac. In its announcement, EGLE said the tunnel project could be completed in compliance with state law:
“This announcement is a step in the right direction for northern Michigan families and businesses. They need this tunnel to provide them with fuel and heat. The prospects of being left without – or waiting for it by truck – is a scary and ineffective proposition. But that’s where we were headed as Gov. Whitmer did not offer any other realistic plans for how to approach this. She simply wanted to decommission the pipeline.
“The Line 5 tunnel is the best solution. It will be effective in getting hundreds of thousands of U.P. residents the heat they rely on while taking immense steps to protect our precious Great Lakes. I hope the governor will get behind this effort instead of continuing to attack a vital lifeline for people and businesses across our region.”
In what he underscored as a win for individual liberties and the ability for people to have their voices heard through representation, state Rep. Greg Markkanen today joined Michigan House colleagues to formally approve a petition repealing an unconstitutional state law.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, this week helped advance reformative measures which work to restore confidence and create a clearer procedure for elections in the state. The plans, Senate Bills 303-04 and 5007, establish voter identification requirements. Presenting an ID in order to cast a vote is a concept supported by 80 percent of […]