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Commissioners Dan Scripps, Sally Talberg, and Tremaine Phillips:

The undersigned organizations and individuals write to request public hearings consistent with the Open Meetings Act on the current DTE Electric Rate Case (case number U-20561) to be held in Detroit and other frontline communities.

In April 2019, the Michigan Public Service Commission hosted a public hearing on the Integrated Resource Plan for DTE Energy at Wayne County Community College- Downtown Campus. Residents and consumers of DTE Energy turned out to vocalize their opinions for the need to increase renewable energy and affordability in the service territory, many requesting to MPSC to reject the DTE IRP.

We commend the Commission for offering  low-income rate payers and grassroots advocates the opportunity to speak directly to the commission on their experiences and opinions on the plan. Conducting the hearing in Detroit, with options before and after 5pm, opened up access to impacted communities.

On June 6, 2019 DTE Energy returned to the MPSC for the second rate increase in a as may years. This rate case proposes substantial cost increases for residential ratepayers. It also proposes a number of new programs focused on low-income ratepayers of dubious efficacy, in the eyes of many intervenors. It is critical for informed decisions that the commission hear not only from technical experts, but those who stand to be most adversely impacted by these cases. To create that opportunity, we request the following:

  1. At least one public hearing be scheduled
  2. At least one such hearing will be held in Detroit, MI
  3. All public comments be collected, transcribed, and filed in the case docket
  4. The public be given at least 30 days public notice
  5. Translation in Spanish and Arabic of the notice of public hearing be provided and published in Spanish and Arabic news sources
  6. There are two sections for comment, before and after 5pm
  7. Interpretation services be provided for at the hearing itself, including ASL
  8. Childcare be provided for at the hearing for parents and guardians wishing to comment
  9. Location be accessible by public transit and ADA compliant

Thank you for your commitment to public accountability in the rate setting process.

The undersigned,

 

Who's endorsing

John Delurey Vote Solar
Leah Wiste Michigan Interfaith Power and Light
Mary Brady-Enerson Clean Water Action
Wibke Heymach Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
David Rossini PIRGIM
Jessie Collins Citizens' Resistance at Fermi Two (CRAFT)
John Freeman Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA)
Art Reyes We The People - Michigan
Justin Schott EcoWorks
Ariana Gonzalez Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Jesse Deerinwater CRAFT (Citizens Resistance At Fermi Two)
Michael Shane Moratorium NOW! Coalition
Andrew Sarpolis Sierra Club
Nathan Murphy Environment Michigan
Alexis Blizman Ecology Center

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  • Gracie Wooten
    endorsed 2020-01-16 23:18:17 -0500
  • Eliza Webb
    endorsed 2020-01-13 11:03:07 -0500
  • Rashida Tlaib
    endorsed 2020-01-10 17:02:53 -0500
  • John Delurey
    Vote Solar endorsed 2020-01-10 17:02:07 -0500
  • Gabriela Alcazar
    endorsed 2020-01-10 15:19:44 -0500
  • Leah Wiste
    Michigan Interfaith Power and Light endorsed 2020-01-09 14:49:24 -0500
  • Mary Brady-Enerson
    Clean Water Action endorsed 2020-01-09 11:51:31 -0500
  • Wibke Heymach
    Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice endorsed 2020-01-09 08:56:35 -0500
  • David Rossini
    PIRGIM endorsed 2020-01-07 13:51:24 -0500
  • Tim Janssen
    endorsed 2020-01-07 11:10:28 -0500
  • Jessie Collins
    Citizens' Resistance at Fermi Two (CRAFT) endorsed 2020-01-07 06:54:21 -0500
  • John Freeman
    Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) endorsed 2020-01-06 16:33:35 -0500
  • Art Reyes
    We The People - Michigan endorsed 2020-01-06 16:06:26 -0500
  • Justin Schott
    EcoWorks endorsed 2020-01-06 10:17:06 -0500
  • Ariana Gonzalez
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) endorsed 2019-12-18 11:23:51 -0500
  • Jesse Deerinwater
    CRAFT (Citizens Resistance At Fermi Two) endorsed 2019-12-17 19:34:17 -0500
    I fully have faith in the public ability to understand and speak on/about this and their inherent right as those impacted by this rate case. I believe that it should be a location accessible by the majority projected to attend and basically am in alignment with what has been laid out too which i am signing on to.
  • Michael Shane
    Moratorium NOW! Coalition endorsed 2019-12-17 12:41:38 -0500
  • Shimekia Nichols
    endorsed 2019-12-16 18:24:40 -0500
  • Andrew Sarpolis
    Sierra Club endorsed 2019-12-16 17:04:34 -0500
  • Nathan Murphy
    Environment Michigan endorsed 2019-12-16 14:26:17 -0500
  • Alexis Blizman
    Ecology Center endorsed 2019-12-16 13:33:35 -0500
  • Jackson Koeppel
    published this page in Sign On! 2019-12-16 11:04:06 -0500
  • Deitra Covington
    endorsed 2019-12-14 08:28:04 -0500
  • Jackson Koeppel
    endorsed 2019-12-13 20:11:11 -0500