DTE donates to nearly every Michigan lawmaker as it seeks rate hike

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“As DTE Energy pushes for an 8.8% rate hike, the utility giant and its executives and lobbyists have donated to the campaigns of nearly every state legislator in Michigan.

Of the state‚Äôs 148 senators and representatives, 138 have received campaign contributions tied to DTE Energy, totaling more than $1 million, according to the Energy and Policy Institute, a fossil fuel industry watchdog group….

Michigan residents pay the highest energy rates in the Midwest, despite two consecutive summers of lengthy outages.

Most of the outages have occurred in Detroit.”

Read the full article at the Detroit Metro Times