Midwest Energy News

Federal judge halts construction on Keystone XL pipeline

PIPELINES: A federal judge halts construction on the Keystone XL pipeline, saying an environmental review was inadequate. (CNN)

• The North Dakota Supreme Court reverses the conviction of a woman found guilty of felony tampering with a public service related to a Dakota Access pipeline protest. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Former members of a state authority board voice opposition to plans for building a tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline. (Bridge Magazine)

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CLIMATE: Chicago-area scientists hope to empower women in STEMM fields and promote their role in developing clean energy sources. (Energy News Network)

EFFICIENCY: The University of Minnesota will remain in a statewide energy efficiency program following public criticism. (Minnesota Daily)

WIND: Some North Dakota residents raise concerns over a proposed 71-turbine wind project. (KFYR)

• A former quarry in Minnesota is repurposed as a solar project. (Hastings Star Gazette)
• Advocates seek applicants for a community solar program in Ameren Missouri’s service territory. (Lake News Online)

STORAGE: MidAmerican Energy installs a 1 MW battery storage system. (KCWI)

GRID: Residents weigh in on a proposed transmission line between Wisconsin and Iowa. (WKOW)

POLICY: Indiana joins a 21-state coalition in support of replacing the Clean Power Plan. (Indiana Lawyer)

POWER PLANTS: The developer of a combined heat and power plant in southern Michigan says the plan is “about reducing the carbon footprint at a cost that saves the ecosystem money.” (Hillsdale Collegian)

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CLEAN ENERGY: Officials at the University of Michigan take steps toward clean energy on campus. (Michigan Daily)

• Illinois’ fleet of nuclear plants is in “sound financial shape.” (Union of Concerned Scientists)
• Michigan residents say a Line 5 oil spill is one of the greatest threats to the state’s clean water reputation. (Detroit News)

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