listening session

HANCOCK, MI--   Three energy providers are scheduled to give presentations at the U.P. Energy Task Force meeting in Hancock Friday. 

The task force was established by an executive order to explore ways to improve energy reliability and affordability in the U.P. It will first focus on methods of providing propane to residents besides Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

Plains Midstream Canada will give its presentation at 10:30 a.m.; Enbridge will present at 11 a.m.; and SEMCO Energy Gas Company will give its talk at noon.

HANCOCK, MI--   The U.P. Energy Task Force has scheduled a listening session at its meeting in Hancock Friday. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the task force to assess the U.P.’s overall energy needs and how they are currently being met; formulate alternative solutions for meeting those needs, with a focus on security, reliability, affordability, and environmental soundness; and identify and evaluate potential changes that could occur to energy supply and distribution in the U.P.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Hiawatha National Forest officials are holding an open house in Marquette on Saturday.

Public Affairs Officer Janel Crooks says among other things the event will feature booths about forestry, citizen science, prescribed fire, lighthouse preservation projects, and career opportunities. She says officials will also hold a listening session, which will function as a means to gather input on forest operations.