Welcome to our 46th issue of Currents for 2020. Our Energy Practice Group looked at current energy articles, and we also explain the significance of every article. These issues peaked our interest this week, and we have summarized why they are important and how they may impact the energy sector.
Court Rejects Trump Challenge of DTE Agreement to Retire 3 Coal Plants -
"The order from the Southern Division of the Eastern U.S. District Court of Michigan rejected EPA's argument, ruling the agreement constituted a private settlement, not a consent decree that the court should be involved in."
Why this is important: A federal court in Michigan has ruled a settlement agreement between DTE and the Sierra Club was a private settlement between litigants, not a consent decree, so it was not reviewable by the court. DTE agreed to close three coal-fired power plants and provide $2 million to electrify buses and to energy savings projects in the private settlement.
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