DIVESTMENT: University of Dayton joins divestment movement, pulls investments in fossil fuels. (Midwest Energy News)

PIPELINE: University of Michigan researcher models what it would be like if an oil pipeline burst in the Straits of Mackinac. (MLive)

***SPONSORED LINK: State agency leadership will convene national experts and key stakeholders at the Minnesota Clean Energy Economy summit on July 17th  to identify the key opportunities and challenges to grow a diverse clean energy economy in Minnesota.***

SOLAR: Iowa Supreme Court expected to issue major decision today on third-party solar. (KCCI-TV)

GRID: Natural gas and power companies work on better coordination to deal with disruptive weather. (EnergyWire)

ETHANOL: Renewable Fuels Association report alleges oil industry is discouraging use of ethanol, lawmakers in Minnesota and Iowa respond. (Reuters)

REGULATIONS: Missouri lawmaker introduces ‘Stop the EPA Act‘ to halt all EPA regulations. (Climate Progress)

FRACKING: Hiring is slow in new oversight of hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. (Associated Press)

PIPELINE: Texas company’s proposed pipeline would span all of Iowa. (The Gazette)

COMMENTARY: EPA carbon rules not just about mitigating risks, but also economic opportunities. (MLive)

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.

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