PIPELINES: A tribal official in Michigan says it’s “appalling” that they’re being told to prepare for public comment during a pandemic as Enbridge seeks permits to build a tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline. (Interlochen Public Radio)

ALSO: Legal experts anticipate recent federal court rulings involving environmental reviews for the Dakota Access pipeline to fuel an uptick in environmental cases that take a similar approach. (Bloomberg Law)

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• The coronavirus has created uncertainty for state clean energy legislation, electric vehicle sales, rooftop solar and climate action. (InsideClimate News)
• State officials representing over a quarter of the country’s power sales announce a new coalition centered on 100% carbon-free targets. (E&E News)

COAL: Murray Energy wants the federal government to take over health care payments to its retirees as the company navigates the bankruptcy process. (Wheeling News-Register)

UTILITIES: The Ohio Valley Electric Corp. demands more than $500 million in damages from a FirstEnergy subsidiary after a bankruptcy court allowed for a long-term contract to be canceled. (Utility Dive)

GRID: House Democrats’ next economic stimulus package includes $34.3 billion for grid security and modernization. (Bloomberg)

RENEWABLES: Clean energy advocates say they are encouraged by DTE Energy’s effort to improve its competitive bidding process for renewable energy projects. (Utility Dive)

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POLICY: Statewide clean energy legislation across the Midwest is largely on hold as lawmakers press pause during the pandemic. (E&E News, subscription)

Extending and expanding federal tax credits for clean energy will help rebuild the economy while keeping electricity costs low, advocates say. (Union of Concerned Scientists)
• A clash over subsidies between Illinois and federal regulators shows that a carbon tax is the “right way” to transition to a low-carbon economy, a former Treasury Department senior economist says. (Forbes)
• The oil industry’s claim that building the Keystone XL pipeline will strengthen energy security is “obvious nonsense” given the record glut of oil, author Bill McKibben writes. (New Yorker)

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.