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Obscure Illinois committee could green-light fracking today

FRACKING: An obscure legislative committee is expected to green-light Illinois fracking regulations today. (Chicago Tribune)

COAL: Why Illinois activists want the federal government to take over mining oversight. (Midwest Energy News)

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ELECTION 2014: Analysts say a Republican Senate majority is unlikely to undo major pollution rules or have a significant impact on oil and gas policy, although new governors in several states could change the way EPA carbon rules are implemented. (Greenwire, Platts, ClimateWire)

PIPELINES: Enbridge says cleanup costs for the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill have risen to $1.2 billion, and TransCanada says delays have increased Keystone XL construction costs to $8 billion. (MLive, Bloomberg)

EPA: A national reliability watchdog raises questions about the impact of carbon rules on the grid, and the EPA considers an extended timeline for implementation. (EnergyWire, Bloomberg Businessweek)

WASTE TO ENERGY: An Ohio waste-to-energy project is in question after a developer stops making payments. (Columbus Dispatch)

NUCLEAR: Critics say Wisconsin officials broke state rules in accepting a lower tax assessment for a retired nuclear plant. (Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

WIND: A North Dakota co-op says it plans to double its wind capacity by 2016. (Bismarck Tribune)

COMMENTARY: The bipartisan benefits of clean energy jobs, and a former skeptic explains the stages of climate denial. (Huffington Post, The Tyee)

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