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Ohio governor says he will sign nuclear bailout bill

NUCLEAR: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine endorses a bill passed by the Ohio Senate this week to subsidize two nuclear plants. (Toledo Blade)

COAL: The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign secures a 2028 closure date for 1,300 MW of capacity at an Indiana coal plant. (S&P Global)

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PIPELINES:
• North Dakota sues the federal government to recover $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. (Associated Press)
• A Navajo tribal member sues law enforcement officers who he says subjected him to excessive violence during the Dakota Access pipeline protests. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Researchers at Central Michigan University seek new ways to clean up a potential oil spill from Great Lakes pipelines. (WCMU)
• An indigenous leader in Michigan who has led opposition to the Line 5 pipeline is now a consultant for Enbridge. (Michigan Radio)

WIND:
• A public hearing is scheduled next week over a controversial northern Ohio wind project. (Toledo Blade)
• Michigan regulators approve DTE Energy’s plan to purchase more than 450 MW of wind power. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

POWER PLANTS: Advocates hope the municipal utility in Lansing, Michigan, can scale back the capacity of a $500 million natural gas plant under construction due to concerns over stranded assets. (City Pulse)

SOLAR: Two Minnesota counties enact a temporary moratorium on solar projects amid increasing concerns from residents. (Government Technology)

OVERSIGHT: A former clean energy advocate and head of Cincinnati’s 2030 District focused on energy efficiency is appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

BIOFUELS: Iowa gas stations ramp up the availability of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

EFFICIENCY: Local officials in northern Ohio ask residents to conserve energy to avoid a major power outage during an upcoming heat wave. (WOIO)

CLIMATE: Minnesota experts say that without efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the state will see a hotter and wetter climate. (Mankato Free Press)

FRAC SAND: Citing low demand, a frac sand mining company files for bankruptcy while owing $13 million to Wisconsin contractors. (Milwaukee Daily Reporter)

COMMENTARY: An Ohio editorial board says a nuclear bailout bill would be a “blow to Ohioans in their pocketbooks and sets the Buckeye State on a regressive path toward environmental irresponsibility.” (Youngstown Vindicator)

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