Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Cavitt: Siting law repeal priority number one for Northeast Michigan
RELEASE|June 13, 2024
Contact: Cam Cavitt

State Rep. Cam Cavitt on Thursday pledged his support for State Sen. Michele Hoitenga’s effort to repeal devasting solar and wind siting legislation jammed through by Lansing Democrats last November. Legislation introduced by Hoitenga last week would repeal provisions granting siting authority to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

The MPSC Public Service Commission is a three-member board made of governor appointees. The new law, granting the MPSC siting authority, bars local governments from preventing large-scale solar or wind projects.

“It makes sense that Democrats don’t see the harm in government rubber stamping a solar and wind takeover of Northeast Michigan — it won’t affect them,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “They’re perfectly happy shipping their wind turbines and solar panels way up north so our communities can be left to pick up the pieces.”

With Democrat leadership in control of each branch of government, it’s unlikely the repeal plan will progress through the legislative process. However, Cavitt noted that the effort will not end with the conclusion of the legislative term.

“This siting repeal effort should be viewed as a promise of things to come,” Cavitt said. “People across our state are really upset about the Democrats’ blatant willingness to grow government and cut out local representation. I’m right on the frontlines of this fight. I come from local government, and I know how damaging it can be when state government always thinks it knows best. I don’t care how long it takes. I’ll stay in this fight until we reverse this clear government overreach and restore local control.”


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