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The upper peninsula is really not that far away from some of the largest supplies of natural gas, yet it has an emergency.
Enough so, that the Governor has signed an "emergency order" that lifts certain restrictions on propane delivery and transportation of propane only. Cold winter and reliance on a single pipeline from out of state has put Upper Peninsula residents at risk, and the solution will be 'emergency measures.'
"Gov. Rick Snyder today issued Executive Order 2013-11, declaring a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan due to temporary shortages of propane in areas of the Upper Peninsula.Long term solutions however, are not being considered.
With Michigan's several trillion cubic feet of KNOWN reserves, the question might be asked: "Why is Michigan at the end of a pipeline?"
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