Rep. Annette Glenn today urged the Biden Administration to keep the Line 5 fuel pipeline operating while supporting the construction of a safe, state-of-the-art utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to contain a replacement segment.
Glenn, R-Midland, chairs a state House committee shaping the budget for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. She is speaking out after this week’s confirmation that the White House is reviewing issues related to Line 5’s future.
Gov. Whitmer continues to push for closing Line 5, and Glenn today also renewed her call for the governor to reverse course.
“There is no question which option is best for the people of Michigan, and our state’s economy and environment – keep Line 5 operating while building a safe and secure underground tunnel to house the segment under the Straits moving forward,” Glenn said.
“Line 5 is necessary to heat homes and power businesses in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” Glenn said. “The pipeline, with the tunnel project, would combine to support jobs in the Midland area and in many other communities. It’s the best long-term solution – shutting down Line 5 with no replacement plan is not a viable option. I urge the Biden Administration to talk with Canada about Line 5, review the facts, and then move forward into the future with a plan that keeps this essential fuel flowing safely.”
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today voted in favor of additional relief to help struggling job providers and their employees who have been forced to make financial sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today welcomed Gov. Whitmer’s call for pension tax relief and a cap on out-of-pocket insulin prices. Both have long been priorities for Glenn, and they were supported by the governor in her State of the State address.
Rep. Glenn says she is pleased to hear the Governor use the State of the State Address as a platform to finally call for tax relief for seniors, saying all retirees in Michigan need relief.