State Rep. David Martin, R-Davison, today applauded the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision to approve a permit that will allow Enbridge Energy to build the Great Lakes Tunnel and replace the segment of Line 5 that runs under the Straits of Mackinac.
“The Michigan Public Service Commission made the right decision,” Martin said. “The people of Michigan need sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy to meet their everyday needs, and constructing the Great Lakes Tunnel is a significant step toward securing our state’s energy future. Moreover, this project means good-paying Michigan jobs that will fuel our economy.”
Line 5 has been in operation since 1953. The pipeline carries the propane that heats many Michigan homes and supplies regional refineries producing gas, diesel, and jet fuels. Enbridge’s proposed $500 million investment would improve operational safety by eliminating the possibility of an anchor strike. The tunnel also would provide access for ongoing inspections and maintenance work.
Enbridge still awaits a permitting decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before construction can begin.
State Rep. David Martin today invited residents to meet with him during his upcoming office hours in Burton and Goodrich. Local office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with Rep. Martin to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns. The meetings are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend. […]
State Rep. David Martin, Republican vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after Democrats were unable to push Senate Bills 393-394 out of committee on Thursday: “In her rush to relinquish environmental decision-making to unelected bureaucrats, the committee chair either forgot to do the math or doesn’t understand basic House […]
By State Rep. David Martin, R-Davison and David Prestin, R-Cedar River Unelected bureaucrats far too often wield significant influence in state government, crafting rules and regulations that impact our daily lives. In Michigan, nowhere is this more apparent than within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (DEGLE), which exerts its authority through a […]
State Rep. David Martin, R-Davison, today paid tribute to the work Blue Star Mothers do to support the armed forces, military families, and veterans throughout Michigan. Founded in Michigan, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a national organization comprised of mothers of members of the military. Martin’s resolution recognizes Feb. 1 as Blue Star […]