PIPELINES: A federal judge revokes a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline that opponents say creates a “significant hurdle” for the project to move forward. (Associated Press)

ALSO: County officials in southern Ohio say they are taking steps to ensure public safety as hundreds of out-of-state workers continue construction on a natural gas pipeline. (Herald-Dispatch)

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CLEAN ENERGY: Michigan leads the Midwest with nearly 5,500 clean energy job losses since the coronavirus outbreak while hundreds of thousands more are expected nationally in the coming weeks, according to a new report by business and environmental groups. (MiBiz, CNBC)

UTILITIES:
• Michigan regulators approve DTE Energy’s long-term energy plan that includes several revisions to increase efficiency spending and use competitive bidding for new projects. (Crain’s Detroit Business)
• The executive chairman of WEC Energy in Wisconsin, which has seen a roughly 10% drop in power demand, advocates for a “smart reopening” of the economy based on public health expertise. (Milwaukee Business Journal)

RENEWABLES: A Michigan law that prevents community choice aggregation could be a barrier to Ann Arbor’s 2030 carbon neutral plan. (MLive)

COAL:
• Residents in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood file a class action lawsuit against the developer overseeing a former coal plant smokestack demolition that covered the surrounding area in dust over the weekend. (Chicago Sun-Times)
• Michigan’s two major utilities say they have plans in place to store coal ash from former and current coal plants in landfills. (MLive)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Joplin, Missouri, offers Tesla $1 billion in tax incentives and savings to locate a Cybertruck factory there. (CNBC)
• The EV charging infrastructure industry appears sheltered from short-term coronavirus disruptions, but the future is less certain. (E&E News, subscription)

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BIOFUELS: A major U.S. ethanol producer expects to cut its plants’ capacity in half and ramp up when demand improves after the coronavirus outbreak subsides. (Toledo Blade)

WIND: County officials in southeastern Kansas approve plans for a wind project that they say will bring local revenue without having to raise taxes. (Pittsburg Morning Sun)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.