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Wildlife advocates sue over wind farm ‘take’ permits

WIND: Industry experts say Ohio legislators have essentially put a stop to new wind farms in the state with little debate and no public input. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: Wildlife advocates sue to block a rule extending eagle “take” permits, and a group forms to oppose a South Dakota community wind farm. (Associated Press, Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

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• A poll finds two-thirds of Americans support EPA carbon rules. (Wall Street Journal)
• Carbon regulations could lead to an expansion of wind energy in North Dakota. (Associated Press)
• Republican former EPA administrators testify in support of the proposed rules. (InsideClimate News)
• Murray Energy sues the EPA, claiming an “illegal attempt” to “impose irrational and destructive cap-and-tax mandates.” (The Hill)

FRACKING: An environmental group says Ohio Gov. John Kasich misled the public about plans to promote fracking in state parks, and a report finds drilling companies are still using diesel fuel in fracking fluid despite industry claims to the contrary. (Columbus Dispatch, Bismarck Tribune)

NATURAL GAS: A new pipeline will begin shipping gas from Ohio to Indiana and Illinois this week. (Columbus Business First)

OIL: Great Lakes mayors call for tougher oversight of oil shipments. (Associated Press)

OHIO: The Democratic candidate for governor discusses the political impacts of Ohio’s reversal on clean energy mandates. (Salon)

ELECTRIC CARS: GM says Chevy Volt owners have passed half a billion electric miles, with the cars remaining in electric mode 63 percent of the time on average. (Gas2)

SOLAR: Why Elon Musk is betting big on solar. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY: Why distributed generation won’t eliminate the need for transmission lines. (Forbes)

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