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DTE plans to shut down 8 coal-fired units at 3 plants

coal-fired power, carbon capture

DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy Co. plans to shut down eight coal-fired units at three power plants in Michigan within the next seven years. The Detroit-based utility announced Wednesday the units being retired between 2020 and 2023 are at the River Rouge facility in the Detroit area, the St. Clair facility in St. Clair County’s East China Township and the ...

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Construction starts on southwestern Michigan solar project

solar, Michigan

WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Construction is starting on an Indiana Michigan Power solar power project in southwestern Michigan. The utility says an estimated 50,000 solar panels are planned for a 35-acre site in Berrien County’s Watervliet Township. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday afternoon. Plans call for it to generate enough electricity to power about 650 homes annually. Local ...

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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge oil pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Michigan wants risk analysis about St Clair River pipelines

Michigan wants risk analysis about St Clair River pipelines

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan wants the federal government to request a comprehensive risk analysis about several pipelines under the St. Clair River. The request was included in the state’s comments announced Thursday about proposed issuance of a presidential permit to Plains LPG Services that officials say could allow two St. Clair River pipelines built in 1918 ...

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Michigan grants permit to drill oil well on church land

Michigan grants permit to drill oil well on church land

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The state’s environmental agency has granted a permit to drill an exploratory oil well on church property in suburban Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is allowing Traverse City-based Jordan Development to drill at Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield. The decision comes after a Feb. 17 meeting in Southfield that attracted about ...

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Drivers benefit from low gas prices

gas prices, oil, drivers, motorists

Oil prices recovered slightly Monday, as the price of U.S. crude rose to $29.65 a barrel after previously hitting $28.36. While low prices have caused producers to struggle, the resulting low gas prices have been a boon to motorists. Texas Gas Prices lists the average price of gas in Texas at $1.67 per gallon. On Monday, a Conoco station in ...

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Researchers finish study of Michigan oil, gas fracking

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan’s oil and gas industry and its regulators have a long way to go toward convincing the public that the development process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is environmentally sound, said the director of a study on the practice released Wednesday. Researchers with the University of Michigan spent three years on their analysis of how ...

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