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In Ohio, oil dreams fade amid ‘disappointing’ drilling results

FRACKING: Optimism over an Ohio oil boom fades as drilling companies sell off leases after disappointing early results: “It’s not as good as we thought it was going to be.” (Bloomberg)

OIL: Owners of a Minnesota refinery reach a deal with environmental groups to limit emissions from the facility, the North Dakota House unanimously approves a bill aimed at curbing natural gas flaring in the Bakken oil field, and a court rules that a Michigan day-care center that says the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill forced them out of business can’t sue Enbridge. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Associated Press)

ALSO: House Republicans try once again to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. (InsideClimate News)

EMISSIONS: While some turkey farms say LED lighting can improve production, a Minnesota study seeks to determine whether they can also save money. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR: The outcome of a major Ohio solar project — and the fate of the company promoting it — will be determined in the next six months., and anonymous donors step in to finance a solar project at a Michigan school. (Toledo Blade, Manchester Enterprise)

CLIMATE: The International Energy Agency says clean energy development has “stalled” globally: “the average unit of energy produced today is basically as dirty as it was 20 years ago.” (The Hill)

COAL: Fourteen people are arrested in St. Louis as nearly 2,000 union miners protest Peabody Energy’s efforts to cut retiree benefits. (St. Louis Business Journal)

TRANSPORTATION: Toll operators step in to fill the gap as gasoline tax revenues fall short of what’s needed to maintain roads, and TravelCenters reaches a deal with Shell Oil to build natural gas fueling stations at truck stops around the country. (ClimateWire, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

COMMENTARY: A Baptist minister raises eyebrows in Nebraska by also working as a land agent for TransCanada. (OnEarth Magazine)

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