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Could climate censorship spread beyond Wisconsin?

OHIO: Critics say Ohio’s Energy Mandates Study Committee has so far been overly focused on the drawbacks of clean energy, without considering benefits. (Midwest Energy News)

CLIMATE: Advocates say Wisconsin and Florida may be just the beginning of a broader effort to chill climate change discussion at state agencies. (InsideClimate News)

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PIPELINES: A Minnesota judge issues a favorable ruling for a proposed Bakken oil pipeline, but state regulators will have the final say. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

ALSO: Tribes continue to push back against Keystone XL. (The Hill)

MICHIGAN: In a debate over Michigan’s electric choice law, schools and other customers say utilities are conjuring up a “doomsday scenario” to justify eliminating competition. (Detroit News)

COAL: A coal-dependent Ohio co-op calls on members to help with “battling on the legislative front” against EPA carbon rules and other policies. (Paulding Progress)

EPA: Federal judges will hear arguments this week from states trying to block the Clean Power Plan. (Greenwire)

• Developers consider a new pipeline to move natural gas products out of Ohio. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• North Dakota will study using oilfield waste in road construction. (Associated Press)

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TRANSMISSION: Developers of the Grain Belt Express line submit plans to Illinois regulators. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

• Why expanding renewable energy will require investing in the grid. (Forbes)
• How energy efficiency is disrupting utility business models. (The Energy Collective)

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