U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, spoke about a variety of issues such as health care and the Line 5 pipeline Saturday during a community engagement event at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
“You’re are getting a perspective of a nine-month congressman. Not nine years, but nine months,” Bergman said. “Everything I am seeing is for the first time.” Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.
Caldwell asked Bergman for his thoughts about the Line 5 pipeline which carries oil and natural gas beneath the Straits of Mackinac. In response, Bergman said he will do nothing to endanger any natural resources, including the Great Lakes. “If pipeline 5 is not safe, you shut it down. You don’t let fluids flow into the Straits; you maintain it, and if it’s not safe to maintain, you shut it down. This is not only about risk assessment, but risk mitigation on the front end rather than on the back end,” Bergman said. People at the event asked Bergman questions about many issues including health care, taxes, Social Security, immigration, Asian carp and human trafficking.