Coal Plants Retiring with Millions of Dollars Flowing to Environmental Justice Communities from Sierra Club and DTE Energy Agreement
Community projects in River Rouge, Ecorse, and Detroit receive $2.7 Million to improve public health and reduce environmental impacts
May 19, 2022
Detroit, MI-As the result of a settlement agreement secured by the Sierra Club and Earthjustice in a Clean Air Act enforcement case, DTE Energy is giving a combined $2.7 million to ten community-based environmental justice projects in River Rouge, Ecorse, and the 48217 zip code aimed at improving public health and reducing environmental impacts. The projects were chosen by a five-member Community Environmental Action Committee of experts and leaders from the three communities including Sierra Club-recommend experts Dr. Dolores Leonard, a retired educator and long-term community advocate in...