TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) made the following statement after DTE announced they would be closing their plant in Trenton one year earlier than expected – in 2022 instead of 2023.
“Transitioning to a clean energy future will make our communities healthier places to live and make them more sustainable going forward. But transitions are never easy. In this case, Trenton relies on the tax base from the plant and we must ensure that communities have the resources they need to provide for an increased quality of life for their residents. Communities like Trenton depend on every last dime to provide vital services and enrich shared spaces. Every challenge is also an opportunity, and this transition provides us the chance to come together as a community and continue working with stakeholders on these issues to make Downrivers thrive.”