Dr. Benishek: “Power Plant Deal Is Great News For Northern Michigan”

Nov 27, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Resources

MARQUETTE, MI:  Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement after Wolverine Power and WE Energies announced a deal to keep the Marquette Presque Isle Power Plant operational:   

“Wolverine and WE’s announcement today is great news for the Marquette region and all of Northern Michigan.  Reliable and secure power in the Upper Peninsula is critical for job creation, growing our local economy, and the livelihood of Northern Michigan’s citizens.  I am pleased that after working closely with Governor Snyder’s office, Michigan Senator Tom Casperson, and local officials, it appears this power plant will continue providing energy to the Upper Peninsula.  Additionally, the investments made by Wolverine will improve this facility while creating jobs locally.  My office will continue to be as helpful as possible as this deal moves forward to ensure our area continues to have a strong and successful power plant.” 

#  #  #