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Court’s EPA ruling could lead to tougher pollution control

EPA: How last week’s court decision striking down the Cross-State pollution rule could lead to even stronger public health protections. (Greenwire)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A pilot project in Indianapolis will test new technology that enables electric cars to communicate directly with utilities to find the cheapest time to charge. (Midwest Energy News)

OIL: A small Minnesota town becomes the gateway for much of America’s oil supply, Hyperion seeks indefinite extensions on land options as its proposed $10 billion refinery makes its way through the court system, the Bakken now consumes up to three times as much water as Fargo, and why an “old-school roughneck” wants to leave North Dakota. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Forum Communications)

ALSO: An industry-backed group claims the U.S. and Canada could supply 90 percent of their own oil if regulatory obstacles are removed. (Columbus Dispatch)

ETHANOL: The GOP is divided on the ethanol mandate, and a small Minnesota company helps biofuel firms assess where they stand in the industry. (Des Moines Register, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

MICHIGAN: Amway and other Michigan manufacturers announce their opposition to a ballot measure expanding the state’s renwable energy standard. (MLive.com)

EFFICIENCY: A recent federal court ruling boosts the prospects for residential PACE financing. (Forbes)

CLIMATE: A scientist’s threatened defamation suit against the National Journal could turn into a Scopes Monkey Trial for climate science. (New York Times)

TRANSPORTATION: The group planning a high-speed rail link between Minneapolis and Duluth remains optimistic the project will be funded. (Finance & Commerce)

GRID: Some utilities are warming up to distributed generation. (Forbes)

WIND: An Iowa company gives the public an up-close look at wind turbine manufacturing. (Iowa City Press-Citizen)

COMMENTARY: Why Minnesota is the “Get it done, make it happen state” for biofuels, and the Toledo Blade says the losers in last week’s court decision on the EPA cross-state rule are “Americans who suffer the health consequences of dirty air.” (Biofuels Digest, Toledo Blade)

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