PIPELINES: Line 3 pipeline opponents ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision approving permits from state regulators that allowed construction to start late last year. (Associated Press)

Gathered in protest at the state Capitol, tribal leaders in Minnesota say the Line 3 project violates their rights under multiple treaties signed in the 1800s. (Minnesota Reformer, MinnPost)
• A new book by a human rights attorney’s new book delves into the nearly year-long protest againstover the Dakota Access pipeline. (Christian Science Monitor)

OIL & GAS: An Ohio agency issues proposed rules to regulate how oil and gas waste facilities manage radioactive fracking waste, which environmental groups called “long overdue.” (Columbus Dispatch)

GRID: Utilities seeking to build a controversial transmission line through Wisconsin want Wisconsinstate regulators to reissue a permit as soon as possible after asking it to be withdrawn when secret text messages came to light. (Wisconsin State Journal)

• Clean energy advocates are cautiously optimistic about Missouri’s transition from fossil fuels after a recent surge in wind farm construction and new legislation to allow refinancing ofe debt on retiring coal plants. (Flatland)
• Solar overtakes wind in the interconnection queues of grid operators MISO and Southwest Power Pool as solar costs continue to decline. (RTO Insider, subscription)

UTILITIES: Critics say Evergy’s $8.9 billion infrastructure plan doesn’t focus enough on transitioning to clean energy. (Kansas Reflector)

SOLAR: Evanston, Illinois’ climate action plan includes a program that allows residents to enroll in community solar projects. (Daily Northwestern)

POLICY: A downstate Illinois mayor raises concerns that a proposed sweeping clean energy bill that would close the state’s coal plants by 2035 would increase rates. (St. Louis Public Radio)

BIOFUELS: A bipartisan group of farm-state congressional lawmakers introduces legislation to allow year-round sales of ethanol. (Des Moines Register)

CLIMATE: Environmental groups say Democrats’ sweeping $3.5 billion budget plan would make “transformational investments” in clean energy. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Federal regulators urge about 50,000 owners of GM’s electric Chevrolet Bolt to park their vehicles outside and away from homes after charging because of fire risks. (Reuters)

COMMENTARY: An Iowa GOP congressman says he is “proud” to defend the state as a leader in renewable energy. (Sioux City Journal)

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.