ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As Michigan automakers and suppliers use public subsidies to build new electric vehicle factories, an investigation finds they are abandoning older, contaminated sites with little environmental accountability. (Bridge)


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  • An Iowa county attorney suggests local governments could deny building permits for carbon capture facilities, introducing a new legal strategy to try to block controversial pipeline projects. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)
  • Proposed rule changes in North Dakota would encourage the use of captured CO2 emissions to recover more oil and gas, but some worry they would delay plugging and reclamation of old wells. (Bismarck Tribune)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Minnesota regulators invite public input as they begin implementing a new law requiring them to consider the cumulative impact of air pollution in a neighborhood when considering new permits. (Star Tribune)



WIND: A recent study of three Iowa counties finds that wind farms are generating significant local tax revenue for all three. (Yale Climate Connections) 


TRANSMISSION: Wisconsin Republicans revive a divisive bill that would shield local utilities from out-of-state competition for long-distance power line projects. (Wisconsin State Journal) 

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OIL & GAS: A natural gas aggregation program by more than a dozen suburban Dayton, Ohio, cities is delayed due to a lack of interest from suppliers, which cited market volatility in not submitting bids. (Dayton Daily News) 


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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.