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Five years later, few signs of Kalamazoo River pipeline spill

MICHIGAN: Critics say proposed net metering reforms in the state legislature are a giveaway to utilities. (Midwest Energy News)

WISCONSIN: A report finds that utilities are meeting the state’s renewable energy standard, but other states are moving more aggressively on clean energy. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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FAITH: The founder of the Wisconsin Green Muslims is among 13 faith leaders who will be honored by the White House today for their work on climate change. (Midwest Energy News)

• Five years and $1.2 billion later, “you can hardly tell something happened” at the site of the 2010 Kalamazoo River pipeline spill. (MLive)
• An interactive database lets you compare the Kalamazoo River spill to other incidents. (Associated Press)
• Developers of a proposed natural gas pipeline in Ohio are suing to gain access to opponents’ property. (Associated Press)
• A South Dakota hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline will exclude some evidence brought forth by an advocacy group. (Rapid City Journal)

• A train carrying oil from North Dakota spilled 35,000 gallons in a derailment in eastern Montana. (Reuters)
• Advocates raise concerns about oil trains in southern Illinois. (Carbondale Southern Illinoisan)

• Coal companies try to stay afloat as investors flee. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
• In an appearance in St. Louis, the director of the International Energy Agency says carbon capture will be essential to limit climate change. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
• Upgrades are completed at a coal plant near the Minnesota/South Dakota border that a utility has warned will likely close under EPA carbon regulations. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

EFFICIENCY: Grants will help fund thousands of new LED streetlights in two Detroit suburbs. (News-Herald)

• A recent report finding utility-scale solar costs less than residential doesn’t tell the whole story. (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)
• The Cleveland Plain Dealer calls FirstEnergy’s request for income guarantees for some of its power plants “audacious.”
• Why transmission upgrades benefit both urban and rural energy users. (Dubuque Telegraph Herald)

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