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Poll finds declining support for tougher fracking rules

FRACKING: A new poll finds declining public support for tougher rules governing fracking. (Bloomberg)

ALSO: Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans a natural gas vehicle summit in October, natural gas fuels a Kansas City cab company and may become the fuel of choice for heavy-duty oil field equipment, and Ohio firefighters receive special training for dealing with shale gas incidents. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, Youngstown Vindicator)

EFFICIENCY: An Ohio environmental group says requiring disclosure of buildings’ energy use will improve participation in efficiency programs, and GE will donate $200,000 worth of LED bulbs to light Cleveland’s Public Square. (Midwest Energy News, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

ETHANOL: A new biofuel industry coalition will push to defend the federal ethanol mandate. (Greenwire)

KEYSTONE XL: Nebraska landowners sue the governor over the use of eminent domain in siting the Keystone XL pipeline, and a new poll finds Nebraskans now support the pipeline by a margin of 2-to-1. (InsideClimate News, Omaha World-Herald)

POLITICS: Michigan Rep. Fred Upton joins an Ohio congressman to push the “war on coal” message at a small rally in Marietta. (Marietta Times)

TRANSPORTATION: Automakers seek ways to meet tougher economy rules through the use of lighter materials. (ClimateWire)

FRAC SAND: A Wisconsin county denies a permit for a proposed 450-acre frac sand mine. (Winona Daily News)

COMMENTARY: The “other F-word” of shale drilling, and a call to end the politicization of clean energy. (Forbes, San Jose Mercury News)

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