FRACKING: Ohio’s Supreme Court rejects local fracking bans, saying only the state can regulate drilling. (Columbus Dispatch)

NUCLEAR: Exelon says it expects a bill to help its Illinois nuclear plants to be introduced next month. (EnergyWire)

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EPA: Grid operators say they want more time to implement the Clean Power Plan, and coal-dependent states pursue legal challenges to carbon regulation and push for lower targets. (EnergyWire, InsideClimate News, SNL)

PETCOKE: Chicago officials deny a company’s request for more time to enclose petroleum coke piles. (Chicago Sun-Times)

• An oil train continues to burn in West Virginia and could pose a threat to Cincinnati’s water supply. (MetroNews, WCPO)
• The train consisted of modern tanker cars that the rail industry regards as safe. (Wall Street Journal)
• The spill renews calls for tougher regulation of oil trains. (The Hill)
• North Dakota regulators are downplaying oil spills; three recent spills were reported this week. (Inside Energy, UPI)
• A refinery strike has had little impact on gasoline prices. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: A survey finds solar jobs have doubled in Minnesota in the last year. (KSTP)

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ELECTRIC CARS: The Sierra Club and Americans for Prosperity team up to support Tesla’s sales model. (The Hill)

COMMENTARY: A Wisconsin utility pushes ahead with a new power plant despite a glut of capacity, why fixed charges aren’t a solution to utilities’ solar challenges, and an Indiana lawmaker stands to profit from his anti-solar bill. (Midwest Energy News, Utility Dive, CleanTechnica)

Ken Paulman

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor...

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