On January 17, 2008, the Superior Court of Justice in Sarnia issued an order directing a lower court to summon DTE Energy Co. to face charges in a Canadian court for allegedly violating provisions of Canada’s Fisheries Act. DTE operates (through its wholly owned subsidiary Detroit Edison) the St. Clair/Belle River coal-fired power plant in Eastern Michigan. In March 2007, Scott Edwards, a Canadian citizen and legal director of the Waterkeeper Alliance, filed charges against DTE alleging that the plant had emitted mercury into the air, which had subsequently landed in Canada and entered the St. Clair watershed contrary to Canada’s Fisheries Act. The Superior Court order overturned a lower court decision that refused to allow a summons to be issued against the U.S. company. For more information, please see  www.waterkeeper.ca/content/fish/edwards_v_dte_energy_informati.php.