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Petition for Rehearing Consumers Energy's Rate Case Decision

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Michigan Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel have petitioned the Michigan Public Service Commission for a rehearing on its decision to deny the expansion of $30-per-month credits to low-income Consumers Energy customers. Consumers Energy has some of the highest monthly bills in Michigan, with an average of $106 in 2020. Yet the Commission approved only a third of the recommended increase for low-income payment assistance, which will leave many thousands of customers struggling. Read more here.

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Electric Co-Op Customers May Be Subsidizing Dirty Energy

Wolverine Power Cooperative, a Cadillac, Michigan based electric cooperative with seven member cooperatives throughout northern Michigan, entered into a deal decades ago for power from coal-fired plants owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Company, or OVEC. The OVEC plants force Northern Michigan customers to pay millions more in electricity bills to subsidize "dirty coal". Olson, Bzdok & Howard helps represent the Sierra Club in Michigan Public Service Commission cases involving another utility, Indiana Michigan Power Company, and the OVEC plants.

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Consumers Energy isn’t Affordable, Especially Amidst a Pandemic

2020 has brought challenges to every corner of the economy. With many people struggling to find the funds to keep the lights on, power providers, such as Consumers Energy, should be focusing on helping make electric bills more affordable. However, in Consumers latest case with the Michigan Public Service Commission, they are requesting approval to raise the rates for residential customers by 14 percent. Is that “affordable”?

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Enbridge's Line 5 at Michigan Public Service Commission

National Wildlife Federation diver inspects Line 5 pipeline.

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Rebecca Millican on Rotary Charities Crisis Support Team

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