OHIO: The city of Toledo seeks to join a lawsuit claiming that ratepayer subsidies to support nuclear plants were unconstitutional and part of a “scheme to corrupt the legislative process.” (Toledo Blade)

PIPELINES: Canadian government and business interests are increasing pressure on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to back off a plan that would shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (MLive)

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• Ohio regulators approve plans for a 180 MW solar project spread over roughly 1,000 acres. (Columbus Dispatch)
• An Indiana community considers plans for a 1.55 MW solar project at a former industrial site. (The News Sun)
• A Wisconsin high school will apply for a $250,000 grant from state regulators to install a rooftop solar project. (Herald-Independent)

RENEWABLES: Dozens of major U.S. corporations lay out their federal policy priorities that would help them meet their own decarbonization targets. (Greentech Media)

UTILITIES: Dozens of U.S. utilities plan to keep coal plants online past 2030 while building new gas plants, raising questions about their emission-reduction targets, according to a new Sierra Club report. (Reuters)

COAL: Advocacy groups from across the U.S. are calling on the Biden administration to fund a “just transition” from coal to renewable energy and help rebuild local coal-dependent economies. (Inside Climate News)

OIL & GAS: An anti-fracking group hopes the Michigan Supreme Court will rule in its favor as it continues its years-long effort on a petition drive to ban hydraulic fracturing in Michigan. (Michigan Radio)

WIND: A mid-Michigan township hosts another contentious meeting over proposed wind energy regulations. (Greenville Daily News)

COMMENTARY: Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline and blocking a tunneling plan in the Straits of Mackinac risks losing manufacturing jobs, says the head of a statewide Michigan manufacturing group. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

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.