Consumer Energy Alliance, the leading voice for responsible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, and the United Steelworkers District 1 joined together to voice their support of House Resolution 13.
Introduced by Ohio Rep. Michael Sheehy, H.R. 13 recognizes the critical importance of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline to Ohio and to the region at-large, urging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to keep Line 5 operating safely.
“CEA applauds Rep. Sheehy for introducing H.R. 13, which continues the strong tradition of bipartisanship Ohio has repeatedly voiced in support of regional infrastructure and the relationship with our state’s largest trading partner, the people of Canada,” CEA Midwest director Chris Ventura said in a March 16 statement. “Operating without incident on the lakebed under the Straits of Mackinac, Line 5 has been supplying Ohio with affordable and reliable energy for more than six decades.”
Ventura added, “In addition to helping to modernize our energy region’s infrastructure, Line 5 will protect families, farmers, and local businesses from increased energy costs as our economy recovers from the pandemic. And, it will continue to safeguard our Great Lakes now and into the future. We hope Gov. Whitmer hears the repeated, united calls for sensible energy and environmental policy and finally gets behind Line 5.”
“Hundreds of USW members and their communities in Ohio and across the Midwest depend on the good jobs Line 5 supports,” said USW District 1 Director Donnie Blatt. “They’re proud to help our country meet its energy needs in a safe, efficient manner. H.R. 13 recognizes that we must have uninterrupted operation of the existing Line 5 until a replacement can be completed if we want continued economic recovery and prosperity.”
To access the testimony on H.R. 13, please click here.