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Oil pipeline spills 20,000 barrels in rural North Dakota

OIL: A pipeline rupture in rural North Dakota late last month spilled 20,000 barrels of oil before being discovered by a farmer. (Fargo Forum)

OHIO: The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association formally urges state legislators to oppose a bill that would weaken the state’s efficiency standard. (Columbus Dispatch)

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WIND: How a co-op in Sweden, once dismissed as a “sewing circle,” is breaking new ground for women in the wind industry. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: A Michigan wind farm moves forward with “98 percent cooperation” from landowners, and property owners in Illinois who demanded a noise study be conducted on a wind farm near their property now refuse to let the acoustician they recommended onto their property. (Huron Daily Tribune, Paxton Record)

COAL: Miners reach a settlement with Peabody Energy over retiree benefits. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

FRACKING: Ohio regulators look to experiences of other states as they draft rules for open-pit wastewater lagoons. (Columbus Dispatch)

FRAC SAND: A mining executive says Wisconsin is at the “global epicenter” of the frac sand industry. (Madison Capital Times)

CLIMATE: A study finds fossil fuel divestment campaigns are catching on. (Grist)

NUCLEAR: Former NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko says the U.S. nuclear industry “is going away.” (IEEE Spectrum)

BIOFUELS: Why a lowering of the biofuel mandate could open the door to lawsuits from the oil industry. (Reuters)

EFFICIENCY: A conversion to LED streetlights is paying off for a St. Paul suburb. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

COMMENTARY: How we can power electric vehicles with energy saved in our homes, and a Nebraska farmer says wind energy can transform his state’s economy. (InsideEVs, Lincoln Journal-Star)

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