Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer today issued a state of energy emergency related to propane distribution:
“Today’s action by the governor proves her politically motivated threats to shut down Line 5 without an adequate replacement are reckless – and could harm families and job providers in Northern Michigan and the U.P.
“Just look at what is happening in the state of Texas right now. Energy infrastructure is critical. And it’s even more critical in the U.P., which faces cold temperatures for much of the year. There is no room for the governor’s political games when it comes to keeping homes heated and families warm.
“U.P. residents deserve the same energy infrastructure stability and reliability residents in downstate Michigan generally take for granted. I’m hopeful the governor’s emergency declaration – designed to help with the distribution of vitally important propane – is a wake-up call for her. Stop messing with the lives and livelihoods of our people, and let the underground tunnel to replace Line 5 proceed.”
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:
State Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs on Tuesday delivered testimony before the House Committee on Education in support of his bipartisan plan to allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
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.