Court rejects Trump challenge of DTE agreement to retire 3 coal plants

Utility Dive: Thursday's ruling wraps up a decade of litigation between DTE, the U.S. government and the Sierra Club.

DTE was accused of violating the CAA under the Obama administration in 2010, and the district court allowed Sierra Club to intervene. After years of litigation, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a consent decree settling the 2010 enforcement filing. The consent decree required the utility to reduce emissions at the three coal plants, pay a $1.8 million civil penalty and replace municipal buses with lower emissions buses.

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