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EPA: Court ruling on mercury rules won’t impact Clean Power Plan

CLIMATE: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says a recent Supreme Court ruling on mercury rules will not impact the Clean Power Plan. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: A Detroit-based company is helping customers across the country cut the red tape for solar installations. (Midwest Energy News)

***SPONSORED LINK: The Illinois Renewable Energy Conference, July 16 in Normal, Illinois, will feature plenary sessions of interest to all areas of renewable energy, plus specific breakout sessions for wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and energy efficiency.***

MICHIGAN: Critics and supporters react to the state Senate’s proposed energy plan. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

POLITICS:
• A panel of conservative party analysts says the Republican Party is harming itself politically by refusing to confront climate change. (ClimateWire)
• Why environmental groups are targeting Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

COAL: Zoning changes in a Missouri county could clear the way for a proposed coal ash landfill. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

GRID:
• MISO defends the outcome of capacity auction that caused prices to spike in southern Illinois. (EnergyWire)
• A report finds businesses are increasingly interested in generating their own power on-site. (Columbus Business First)

PIPELINES:
• An official in a Wisconsin county says the state legislature “has pretty much tied our hands” in seeking to bypass an insurance requirement for a proposed pipeline. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• A South Dakota judge grants developers of the Dakota Access pipeline permission to survey on the land of project opponents. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
• Why a South Dakota hearing on Keystone XL won’t affect the outcome. (Associated Press)

OIL TRAINS: Minnesota officials want railroads to make their disaster plans public. (Minnesota Public Radio)

POLLUTION: How the BP settlement will help loons in Minnesota and Wisconsin. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

EFFICIENCY: A U.S. Census facility in Indiana will get a $44.5 million efficiency upgrade, expected to save taxpayers $120 million over time. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

***SPONSORED LINK: Energy Transition Lab’s Energy Storage Summit, July 15 in Minneapolis, will bring together industry, academia and public leaders to develop a shared vision for energy storage in Minnesota. Registration is free and open to the public but space is limited.***

TRANSPORTATION: Michigan considers a 15-cent gasoline tax increase to fund road projects. (The Hill)

COMMENTARY: Missouri should do more to boost its clean energy economy. (Kansas City Star)

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