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MICHIGAN: Late last year, developers proposed a 40,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Since that time, “not a peep” has been said about the project. (Midwest Energy News)
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OHIO: Dynegy says it is “very interested” in American Electric Power’s Ohio power plants after the utility failed to win profit guarantees from regulators last month. (Columbus Business First)
EFFICIENCY: A consumer group says efficiency has saved Illinois ratepayers more money than electric competition. (Chicago Tribune)
FRACKING: After five years of studying whether fracking can impact drinking water, the EPA still has no clear answer. (InsideClimate News)
OIL AND GAS:
• Nebraska landowners protest a proposed oil-waste facility over the Ogallala Aquifer. (Chadron Record)
• Warren Buffet, despite his stake in BNSF Railway, says “I would have passed” Keystone XL. (The Hill)
• Ohio sues BP, saying the company was not eligible for $33 million it took from a state cleanup fund. (Columbus Dispatch)
• Michigan lawmakers seek greater setbacks between drilling operations and homes. (Detroit News)
TRANSMISSION: Illinois landowners discuss proposed routes for the Grain Belt Express transmission line. (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
GREEN ECONOMY: Energy firms are not immune to a manufacturing slowdown in Iowa. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
COMMENTARY: The case for a market-based approach to energy efficiency. (Greentech Media)
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