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Murray Energy tries to fend off bankruptcy

*Correction appended.

COAL: After saying 80 percent of its workforce may be laid off, Ohio-based Murray Energy says it’s doing what it can to retain employees as it fends off bankruptcy. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Associated Press)

FINANCE:
• Minnesota climate advocates are “pleasantly surprised” with U.S. Bancorp’s new climate policy. (Midwest Energy News)
• An exodus of senior executives signals a pullback by the last major bank to fund coal operations. (The New York Times)

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WIND:
• Plans for a 102-megawatt wind project in Wisconsin move forward. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• An Illinois-based wind manufacturer “secured more orders for towers this year than it received in the last two years combined.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

RATES:
• A Kansas utility seeks $62.9 million in new revenue a year. (Kansas City Star)
• We Energies customers will see a drop in rates for both electricity and natural gas. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Minneapolis neighborhood embraces electric vehicles. (Finance & Commerce)

COMMENTARY:
• “The oil industry is fighting a generation gap.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• Voters should realize how important energy policy can factor into the election. (Detroit News)

CORRECTION: An earlier version incorrectly stated the location of a wind company. It is based in Illinois.

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