Work For Me, DTE!

Work For Me, DTE!

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to make DTE work for us!

The Work For Me, DTE! campaign is working for health, affordability, and democracy in Detroit and throughout southeast Michigan.

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is supposed to be our watchdog making sure DTE treats us ratepayers fairly. The MPSC is currently considering DTE's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). DTE's IRP is how they plan to spend your money over the next 15 years, shaping the future of our communities. Their plan right now is to spend your money building giant fracked gas plants and pipelines, making ...

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to make DTE work for us!

The Work For Me, DTE! campaign is working for health, affordability, and democracy in Detroit and throughout southeast Michigan.

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is supposed to be our watchdog making sure DTE treats us ratepayers fairly. The MPSC is currently considering DTE's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). DTE's IRP is how they plan to spend your money over the next 15 years, shaping the future of our communities. Their plan right now is to spend your money building giant fracked gas plants and pipelines, making massive profits for their shareholders and leaving our communities sick, underserved, and overcharged.

We can change that.

We are calling on the Michigan Public Service Commission to put community welfare over corporate profits. The IRP should promote affordability, health, community ownership, and good jobs in our communities through local clean energy like rooftop solar, accessible weatherization and energy efficiency, and equitable infrastructure upgrades.

Make your voice HEARD!

Resources:

The following organizations are part of the Work For Me, DTE campaign. To add your organization, email [email protected].

East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Engage Michigan, Ecology Center, Meta Peace Team / MCHR, Good Jobs Now, MI Citizens For Conservation, Coalition To Oppose US Ecology, WACO, D2SOLAR, Sierra Club, MI Interfaith Power & Light, Good Jobs Now, Soulardarity, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Citizen's Resistance Against Fermi Two, We Want Green Too!, We The People Detroit, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit

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Demand Health, Affordability, and Community Power!

 DTE’s 15-year plan for our energy, called the IRP, is dangerous and unjust. Email the Michigan Public Service Commission and tell them to REJECT DTE's IRP, and send them back to the drawing board to make a plan that centers health, affordability, and democracy for our communities. 

You must leave the subject line - Case # U 20471 – unchanged, do not edit it or your comments will not count!  

 

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If you write your own, the main points are that the commission needs to REJECT the IRP for any of the reasons listed below: (Feel free to add a personal story as well!)

You must leave the subject line - Case # U 20471 – unchanged, do not edit it or your comments will not count! 

HEALTH: In their plan, DTE proposes new gas plants so they can make money off of the gas pipelines they own. These plants will accelerate climate change and have devastating impacts on our communities. The gas pipelines, co-owned with Enbridge and Spectra, pose huge safety risks. Additionally, they have no plans to address unfair infrastructure quality in Detroit, where twice as many people die from downed wires as the rest of DTE’s territory.

AFFORDABILITY: These plans are a massive gamble on gas plants that will be obsolete in a matter of years, leaving us holding the bag for DTE’s bad investments instead of investing in energy efficiency and infrastructure we desperately need.

COMMUNITY POWER: DTE’s plans attack community-owned clean energy. They want to own and profit off of everything at everyone’s expense.

JOBS: Solar, wind, storage and efficiency make far more jobs for all of Michigan’s communities than gas plants, yet DTE wants to build more gas plants.