Republican Senate Leader Aric Nesbitt and House Republican Energy, Communications, and Technology Committee Vice Chair Pauline Wendzel issued the following statement:
“We join our Van Buren County neighbors in their opposition to the Consumers Energy Crandall Transmission Line Project in its current form. Our offices have received multitudes of concerns from members in the community regarding how the project would affect their property and the surrounding area.
“We urge Consumers Energy to seriously consider a less intrusive route for this project and we hope that they will cooperate with the community to find a solution that respects the rights of property owners and those potentially affected by this project.
“It is vital to prioritize the concerns of community members and carefully consider the potential impact of any large-scale projects on the surrounding area. We are committed to working with Consumers Energy, their customers, and the community to find a solution that benefits all parties involved while respecting private property rights and the environment.”
Last week, I led Michigan’s newly formed bipartisan, bicameral nuclear caucus in addressing a letter to Governor Whitmer offering her our support as Michigan seeks to become the first state in American history to successfully re-power a non-operational nuclear power plant. At full capacity, Palisades provided over 800-megawatts of carbon free, baseload electricity that powered […]
LANSING, MI – State Rep. Pauline Wendzel announced she has been appointed to a new House Energy Reliability, Resilience, and Accountability Task Force (ERRA) by Speaker Joe Tate. Rep. Wendzel is one of just two Republicans on the nine-member committee. The purpose of this task force is to examine the issues related to power outages […]
The most important job of a state representative is to be the voice of their communities in Lansing. Throughout my tenure, I’m beyond proud the best bills I’ve had signed into law have come directly from Southwest Michigan residents. In my first term, I worked with local brewers to cut red tape and help them grow their […]
Last week, my colleagues and I sent a letter to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. During a US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, the Secretary made very troubling remarks in a response to a question from Senator Joni Ernst. To seek clarity for our constituents and the people of Michigan, we drafted the following letter […]
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