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Extracting profits, inducing health
harms, and damaging democracy

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This report compiles and reveals the multitude of ways that DTE causes harm to the people of Michigan and presents the public’s case against the utility company continuing to get a free pass by regulators and legislators.

Together with our partners, MEJC and LittleSis, we find that DTE has extracted profit from its customers through hundreds of thousands of shutoffs, the second highest amount of rate hikes in the country, and unnecessary power outages that leave customers without power.

They have invested heavily in new fossil fuel power plants that place significant health burdens on customers while blocking renewable energy initiatives. Finally, this report digs into the campaign donations of DTE executives, board members, and PAC to reveal how they utilize dark money to advance their profit-driven agenda.

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