U.P. Lansing Delegation Addresses Propane Crisis
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan’s State Legislators say they are working together to address the current propane crisis in the U.P.
State Representatives John Kivela, Scott Dianda, Ed McBroom and Frank Foster have joined with State Senators Tom Casperson and Howard Walker to monitor propane inventories in the U.P., which are 43 percent below last year’s level.
According to a statement released this week, the legislators say they are requesting the state Attorney General to protect consumers from any potential price gouging.
They are also working with the governor and the Public Service Commission to make sure everything possible is being done to help get supplies into the region, including lifting any regulations that impede deliveries.
The legislators are asking U.P. residents to conserve as much fuel as possible, as they are unsure of how long the propane shortage will last.