In a recent press release, Senator Ed Mcbroom cautioned members of the U.P. Energy Task Force on Tuesday that upending the system that provides U.P. families and businesses with a local source of propane could jeopardize the safety and security of the region’s residents.
“The unseasonable cold and snow that has buried the U.P. this week is a strong reminder that energy is critical — not just to our way of life — but to survival,” said McBroom, R-Vulcan. “Groups trying to shut down the Line 5 pipeline — and the very system it supports for ensuring our region’s propane supply — must recognize that winters in this part of the state can be deadly. The Line 5 pipeline, Rapid River station and Rapid River refinery are a critical, local system that has a longstanding record of maintaining reliable and affordable propane for heating homes and businesses across the U.P.
The U.P Energy Taskforce is scheduled to meet on Wed. Nov. 13th.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bay de Noc Community College
Joseph Heirman University Center
952 Conference Room
2001 N. Lincoln Road