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DTE and DNR strike deal

MICHIGAN  — The Michigan Department of Natural resources announced a new collaboration with DTE Energy this week.

The Big Wild Forest Carbon Project allows DTE to purchase all carbon credits produced by Pigeon River Country Forest for the next ten years.

These credits offset DTE’s carbon dioxide emissions because trees absorb the greenhouse gas.

The park will use the money from the purchase — about $10 million– to improve the park.

This is the first effort of its kind in the US.