LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, issued the following statement on Thursday in response to Attorney General Dana Nessel’s opinion declaring certain portions of the law establishing the Straits Corridor Authority to be unconstitutional:
“Today’s opinion from Attorney General Dana Nessel comes as no surprise when considering previous remarks about Line 5 and its replacement.
“Her ruling only complicates and further delays the eventual closure of Line 5 and the construction of the tunnel replacing it.
“Line 5 provides the only viable energy alternative that ensures the needs of hundreds of thousands of households in the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula who rely on this energy source are met.
“It is important to keep in mind that an opinion from the attorney general is not legally binding. I strongly disagree with her position and fully expect the courts will rule this is not a violation.”