PIPELINES: The developer of a proposed Midwest carbon pipeline is offering to pay as much as $19 million for cooperation from an Illinois county that previously passed a two-year moratorium on such projects. (Energy News Network)

• Michigan environmental groups urge transparency from a newly appointed board overseeing a proposed Great Lakes tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline. (Michigan Advance)
• A company building a renewable jet fuel plant in South Dakota signs on with a proposed pipeline to transport its carbon emissions to a storage site in North Dakota. (Mitchell Republic)

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STORAGE: Wisconsin utilities are investing in battery storage projects to maintain reliability with renewables and control costs. (Wisconsin Public Radio)

OHIO: Text messages revealed during a trial last week show that Attorney General Dave Yost didn’t publicly oppose the state’s 2019 power plant bailout law because of political support he had received from FirstEnergy. (Ohio Capital Journal)

COAL: More than 110 coal ash storage sites located within two miles of Great Lakes shores threaten the environment and public health of nearby communities, advocates say. (Inside Climate News)

RENEWABLES: Kansas lawmakers consider a bill that would toughen conflict-of-interest reporting requirements for public officials who would benefit financially from wind or solar projects. (Kansas Reflector)

OIL & GAS: North Dakota missed out on $12.6 million in state and federal royalties in 2019 because of natural gas that was flared or vented, according to a new study. (Inforum)

GRID: Federal regulators approve a set of incentives for Great River Energy to use on transmission projects in Minnesota and South Dakota. (Utility Dive)

• A North Dakota bill would give local governments more control over wind projects, which critics say jeopardizes landowner rights. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Some landowners hope an Illinois county moves forward with a utility-scale wind project despite opposition from a local zoning board. (Illinois Public Media)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan landowners begin to push back on a state-backed strategy to prepare thousands of acres of rural property for electric vehicle and battery manufacturing projects. (MLive)

UTILITIES: Ameren Illinois requests a four-year, $435.6 million electric rate increase to invest in clean energy and grid resilience. (State Journal-Register)

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CLIMATE: An Indiana bill would cut ties with banks that consider environmental, social and governance factors when making state pension investment decisions. (Indiana Public Radio)

COMMENTARY: Including low-income renters in Inflation Reduction Act spending programs would help minimize the effects of inflation, a clean energy policy analyst writes. (Energy News Network)

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Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.