Midwest Energy News

Tribes sue Trump administration over Keystone XL pipeline approval

PIPELINES: Two tribes sue the Trump administration, claiming it approved the Keystone XL pipeline without considering potential damage to cultural sites. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Protesters opposing the Line 3 replacement project shut down a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting. (Forum News Service)

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CLEAN TECH: Construction is underway on multiple clean energy and technology projects in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. (Energy News Network)

WIND:
• Despite political challenges, areas in southeastern Wisconsin are an “excellent wind resource,” an expert says. (Fond du Lac Reporter)
• An Illinois children’s museum will feature an exhibit on wind energy that explains the science behind wind turbines. (Bloomington Pantagraph)

SOLAR: Indiana consumer advocates say Vectren ratepayers should not have to pay for the company’s proposed $75 million, 50 MW solar project. (Evansville Courier & Press)

OIL AND GAS:
• North Dakota officials say they would reconsider recently toughened state rules on oilfield gas leaks if the Trump administration moves forward with a plan to ease methane regulations. (Associated Press)
• Construction plans move forward for a $1.3 billion, 1,182 MW natural gas plant in Ohio. (S&P Global)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Cleveland is among a coalition of U.S. cities that has pledged to incorporate EVs into municipal fleets to reduce greenhouse gases. (Governing Magazine)
• Columbus, Ohio, is more than halfway to its goal of 300 public fleet EVs by 2020. (Columbus Business Journal)

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COAL: Ohio advocates are concerned the Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan replacement will hurt the state’s renewable energy sector. (Ohio News Service)

COMMENTARY:
• A Minnesota climate advocate says voters should challenge political candidates on specific climate change policies. (MinnPost)
• A group of 45 assistant attorneys general sign a letter opposing Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s reelection, in part due to his efforts to gut the Clean Power Plan. (Wisconsin Gazette)
• Minnesota’s broad political support for clean energy policy stems from a “long-term, comprehensive, bottom-up, stakeholder-driven approach,” a former utility regulator says. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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