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Christopher Bzdok


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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Enbridge's Line 5 at Michigan Public Service Commission

It is common these days to hear of a leak in an oil pipeline that wreaks havoc on the surrounding environment. Many experts say Enbridge’s Line 5 could fail at any time. This oil pipeline flows beneath the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. A pipeline failure in this location would devastate Michigan’s waterways, wildlife, citizens‘ livelihoods, and tourism industry.

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The Michigan Supreme Court Affirms 90-Day Appeal Period for Permits to Install for Existing Air Pollution Sources

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [view full article].
Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018)

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