June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021
As many Michiganders prepare to travel for the 4th of July weekend, they’ll probably notice higher fuel costs. The Detroit Free Press reports:
“National gas prices are expected to continue to rise for the holiday weekend, reaching the highest point of the year.
Gas prices this time last year in Michigan were averaging $2.19 a gallon. This week, they’re averaging $3.17 –– and the price could increase as much as a nickel for the Fourth of July, according to AAA.”
In the midst of this increased financial burden, Michiganders should remember that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has plans to increase the cost of fuel even further as she advocates for the shutdown of the Line 5 Pipeline. Whitmer and her administration have attempted to shut down the Line 5 Pipeline repeatedly throughout her term as Governor. The ramifications of this shutdown are clear, according to the Detroit News:
“If a state lawsuit succeeds in shutting down Enbridge Energy Co.’s controversial Line 5 oil pipeline, Michigan consumers could experience price hikes for fuel, natural gas and propane while increasing the risk of a spill on land, industry experts said.”
Hardworking families should be disturbed by Whitmer’s scheme to raise energy costs for Michiganders.
“Governor Whitmer has repeatedly shown that she is more concerned with advancing the radical agenda of the left than doing what is best for the people of Michigan,” said Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “From her crippling COVID restrictions to her crusade against affordable energy, Michiganders know that Whitmer and her out of touch policies will spell ruin for future generations of our state.”