Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Urban Planning

Happy Earth Day From Your Local Coal Fiends

Wonder whether this butterfly was photographed near the DTE coke plant on Zug Island (River Rouge, Michigan), the Monroe Coal Plant (Monroe, Michigan, 3400MW), the St. Clair Generating Plant (1982MW), the Belle River Plant (East China, Michigan, 1260MW), or the Trenton Channel Plant (Trenton, Michigan, 536MW)?

So, nice image, but it sort of betrays DTE’s disingenuity when it comes to the company’s unfailing reliance on fossil fuels. Never mind that we’ve accomplished so much since 1970– we’ve got regulations to undo, right, people!?

Nat Zorach

Nat M. Zorach, AICP is a city planner, community development professional, and MBA candidate at American University's Kogod School of Business, based in Detroit.

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