Detroit Climate Strike

Date: 
Fri, Dec 6, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

City:

The Climate Crisis is global, and it is LOCAL.

We NEED 100% Solar and Wind Energy by 2030 to avoid the worst climate suffering. But DTE is asking our state regulator, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to approve a plan for RATE HIKES & MORE DIRTY ENERY!

We can’t afford to let corporate interests control our energy future. DTE is building a $1-billion Gas Plant in St. Clair County, and planning for another one. They want us to pay back the cost over years – even when solar energy is far cheaper than gas, and when flooding caused by climate change is costing our communities.

DTE insists on contributing to Climate Change
& we see the effects in Detroit:
POOR AIR QUALITY, especially in 48217
UNAFFORDABLE ENERGY BILLS
UTILITY SHUTOFFS
ELDERS & CHILDREN BEING STRIKEN IN HEAT & COLD
EXTREME FLOODING

We can’t afford to let corporate interests control our energy future. 7 percent of deaths in Wayne County are attributable to pollution associated with combustion of fossil fuels. We suffer from asthma attacks, cancer, and heart disease.

We can’t afford to let corporate interests control our energy future. More than one-third of Michiganders live in “energy poverty”. Attorney General Dana Nessel has said that DTE is unfairly burdening residential customers, while shareholders profit and industrial customers get discounts.

The answer? We need Community-controlled, Green, Affordable energy. We need solar panels on our homes, churches, mosques, and synagogues. We need a reliable and resilient energy grid, and good-paying jobs for the workers who build and maintain it. We need our neighbors to have heat all winter, regardless of their income.

Join us in telling the Michigan Public Service Commission: No more rate hikes! No more shut-offs! No more premiums for clean energy! Reject DTE’s plan and demand green, affordable energy for Michigan by 2030

Notes:
FREE PARKING, bathrooms, and water will be available at Central United Methodist Church.

We will be walking about one mile round trip. There will be shuttles available for anyone who can't or prefers not to walk that distance.

If your organization would like to be added as a co-sponsor, send us a message!

This action is part of the ongoing "Work For Me DTE" campaign. For more info, check out: https://riverwisedetroit.org/article/work-for-me-dte-campaign-demands-accountability/

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Location: 
Grand Circus Park, Detroit, MI

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