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Consumers Energy sues its hometown of Jackson

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JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – Consumers Energy filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson for postponing a water rate agreement.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Jackson City Council decided to postpone the agreement until February 11th, according to an email from City of Jackson Public Information Officer Aaron Dimick.

The next day, Consumers filed a lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court against Jackson, according to a report from our media partners at MLive.

The agreement would save the energy company $65 million over 20 years.

The issue surrounds a gas-fired electric generating plant at 2219 Chapin Street.

The plant was built by Kinder Morgan at the old Goodyear site and sold to Consumers Energy in late 2013, per court documents.

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