Michigan Denies Air Permit for Wolverine's Proposed Coal Plant
May 21, 2010
On May 21, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) denied the air quality Permit to Install for Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative’s proposed 600 megawatt coal plant. DNRE’s decision was based on a report from the Michigan Public Service Commission that found that Wolverine had not demonstrated a need to construct the proposed coal plant. The MDNRE also noted that the construction of this coal plant would increase Michigan’s average electricity rates by 59.2%, making them the second highest rates in the nation.
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