May 2, 2022
May 2, 2022
Lansing, Mich., May 2, 2022 – In the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on April 28th, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm refused to answer a question about the impact that Line 5 has on the State of Michigan. The Detroit News reports:
“U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm declined to answer several questions directed her way Thursday on the future of the Line 5 pipeline segment through the Straits of Mackinac while testifying before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.”
Secretary Granholm refused to answer a question from Representative Bob Latta on the economic impact of Line 5 on the State of Michigan. WATCH:
She also refused to address a question about the impacts of Line 5 and refused to discuss the crucial impacts that Line 5 has on not only Michigan but Ohio and our neighbors in Canada in another question from Congressman Tim Walberg.
According to a study from the Consumer Energy Alliance, by ignoring Line 5, Granholm is also ignoring the potential for Michiganders to pay nearly $2.2 billion more per year on transportation fuel.
Despite refusing to answer questions about the economic impact of Line 5, the former Governor of Michigan is traveling across Michigan today with Governor Gretchen Whitmer, touting federal initiatives that include millions, billions, and even trillions of dollars in taxpayer dollars for green energy.
“Michiganders are still paying over $4.00 per gallon at the pump, and Secretary Granholm has nothing to say regarding Line 5,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Jennifer Granholm’s war against Michigan’s energy sector started when she was Governor, and she is the perfect ally for Governor Whitmer in the war on Line 5. Michiganders deserve answers from Granholm about the future of Line 5, and anything less is offensive.”