LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s decision by Judge Michael Kelly ruling that the law passed in 2018 creating an authority to oversee the construction of a Line 5 pipeline tunnel is constitutional. The ruling was necessitated after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ruled that the law violated the Michigan constitution, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended construction of the tunnel.
“I applaud today’s decision which upholds Michigan law and pushes back against an abuse of executive power. Since taking office, Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer have abused their power to push their progressive political agendas, instead of defending the laws of our state. I hope that they accept this ruling, and that construction can begin soon on a project which will bring jobs to Northern Michigan and help protect our Great Lakes.”