• At a hearing in St. Louis, state regulators tell FERC that proposed carbon rules will raise reliability concerns. (EnergyWire)
• The head of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. says EPA rules could take 60 GW of coal capacity offline. (Platts)
• An Ohio utility launches a website to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Columbus Business First)

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• A study finds the U.S. coal industry has lost nearly 50,000 jobs in five years. (Washington Post)
• Shipping delays on the Mississippi River impact Illinois coal production. (Platts)

• Federal researchers will be flying over drilling areas in North Dakota and Texas to collect air pollution data. (Bloomberg)
• A North Dakota pipeline spills 500 barrels of saltwater, impacting a nearby wetland. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Is the U.S. really running out of places to store oil? (Forbes)

• An EPA analysis finds drilling companies are keeping 10 percent of the chemicals used in fracking a secret. (InsideClimate News)
• Kansas imposes strict limits on wastewater disposal after a string of earthquakes. (EnergyWire)

OIL TRAINS: Federal data show more than 1 million barrels of crude oil move across the U.S. each day. (Reuters)

WILDLIFE: Federal officials list the Northern long-eared bat as threatened, not endangered, a decision that’s considered a win for oil and gas producers. (Greenwire)

KEYSTONE XL: A South Dakota tribe is given more time to file testimony in a case challenging a permit for Keystone XL. (Rapid City Journal)

EFFICIENCY: Michigan seeks Energy Star certification for eight state facilities. (Lansing State Journal)

BIOFUELS: An Iowa bill would create new incentives for additional products from biofuel production. (WHO-TV)

ELECTRIC CARS: Illinois is ending state rebates for electric vehicles. (AutoBlog)

NUCLEAR: Federal regulators propose a $17,500 fine for safety violations at a decommissioned Wisconsin nuclear plant. (Associated Press)

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POLITICS: Support for clean energy is one of many ways Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sets himself apart from other Republicans. (Wall Street Journal)

COMMENTARY: State efforts to thwart the clean power plan are running into opposition — from utilities. (The Energy Collective)

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 for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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