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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SOLAR:
• 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 Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.