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Detroit’s fresh start

Judge Steven Rhodes, who approved Detroit’s emergency manager-led bankruptcy filing, says the city is poised for a fresh start. For those budget-minded folks, the bankruptcy presents an opportunity to get Detroit’s fiscal house in order. EM Kevyn Orr says, “We have to be fair and equitable in our treatment with all creditor classes, whether they’re financial creditors or whether they’re retirees and the lik ...

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Court OKs DTE power plant permits

The Court of Appeals has upheld state permits for DTE Energy’s modifications of its coal-fired power plant on the Lake Erie shore in Monroe, Mich., despite objections by a major environmental group. In a unanimous opinion, the court rejected the Sierra Club’s challenge to permits issued by the Department of Environmental Quality in 2010 and 2012. ...

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