LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Dave Prestin will host a town hall meeting at Bay College in Escanaba on Tuesday, Dec. 19, to discuss recently signed energy reforms that force Michigan to have a 100% clean energy standard by 2040.
“There has been a huge amount of public interest regarding the newly signed energy bills, sometimes called Michigan’s Green New Deal,” said McBroom, R-Waucedah Township. “We are hosting this town hall meeting to help outline the new laws and our concerns about them and to discuss the impact of the reforms on our energy, environment, economy, property rights and local governments. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.”
The town hall meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College, located at 2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. No reservation is required. Doors open at 4 p.m.
“The new energy mandate will make living and working in the U.P. even harder while doing nothing to reduce costs and increase reliability,” said Prestin, R-Cedar River. “I encourage folks to come out and hear about what they can expect under the new laws and give their opinion on what their Legislature needs to do to help them and help meet their energy needs.”
Residents who wish to express their opinion on the energy bills but are unable to attend either meeting may contact McBroom’s office at [email protected], toll-free at 855-347-8038, or at Sen. Ed McBroom, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909. Other Upper Peninsula state legislators may also be in attendance and can each be reached by their publicly listed office email and phone number.