Why should Hampton Township give any tax breaks? Is Consumers Energy going someplace else if they don't get their way? Let the township reconsider the tax break if Consumers reconsiders a cleaner power plant other than coal-fired.
Consumers Energy is seeking a tax break on a new $2 billion-plus coal-fired power plant planned for its Karn-Weadock generating complex in Hampton Township.
But even with the abatement - scheduled to be discussed at 4 p.m. Monday by the Hampton Township Board of Trustees - the utility will pay an estimated $10 million in additional annual property taxes to the township and other Bay County taxing units, said Consumers spokesman Kelly Farr.