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Coalition protests 500 million energy bill to Michigan customers

May 2, 2011

Last fall, a customer coalition was formed to protest an action by the federal government to force Michigan consumers to bear a disproportionate share of the cost to build high voltage power lines outside of this state. The cost to Michigan is unreasonable because these proposed power lines provide little or no benefit to our homeowners and businesses. Our customer coalition includes the Michigan Attorney General, Chrysler, Dow, Ford, GM and other large Michigan industrial customers, as well as Consumers Energy, Detroit Edison, Michigan's municipal utilities and the Michigan Public Power Agency. Our coalition is unique because its members represent public and private utilities and their electric customers, from the largest industrial customers to the smallest households.

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