OHIO: A full accounting of the $60 million Ohio power plant bailout law scandal remains out of reach as multiple entities fail to disclose all documents to advocates, lawmakers, regulators and the public. (Eye on Ohio / Energy News Network)

CLEAN ENERGY: An economist affiliated with the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute raises doubts about Illinois’ ability to achieve its new clean energy targets, particularly if it attempts to rely mostly on in-state renewable generation. (Chicago Tribune)

SOLAR:
• County officials in northern Indiana reject zoning changes needed for a proposed 150 MW solar project, ending plans for the $120 million project. (WVPE)
• South Dakota regulators will consider an agreement between Black Hills Power and customers who generate their own electricity that would delay the utility’s proposed tariff changes for two years. (KELO)

PIPELINES:
• Tribal activists plan to continue a legal fight and protests against the Line 3 pipeline, which resumed operations earlier this month. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine)
• A former gas industry land agent who “switched sides” and now consults on behalf of landowners pushes federal regulators to shut down a pair of gas pipeline projects through Oklahoma and St. Louis. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS: A company amassing used oil and gas wells across the U.S., including in states like Ohio, worries advocates who say the sites will be difficult to permanently plug once they’re depleted. (Bloomberg Green)

CLIMATE: Protests at the White House yesterday led to 136 arrests, including many Indigenous leaders opposing fossil fuel projects. (DeSmog)

UTILITIES:
• Ameren names longtime company executive Marty Lyons as the utility’s next president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
• A Pennsylvania natural gas and electricity provider that’s already banned from operating in Ohio over deceptive sales tactics reaches a second settlement that will refund more than $200,000 to customers and waive $800,000 in bills. (Columbus Dispatch)

COMMENTARY:
• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is the proper venue to settle a dispute over permits for a 66-mile natural gas pipeline between Illinois and Missouri, environmental advocates say. (Environmental Defense Fund)
• Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “acting like she’s her own sovereign nation” as she attempts to shut down the Line 5 pipeline and draws the ire of the Canadian government, an editorial board writes. (Wall Street Journal)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.