PIPELINES: A coalition similar to the one that took a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline is emerging in Iowa to fight a proposed interstate carbon dioxide pipeline. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• North Dakota regulators ask the developer of a planned 145-mile pipeline to voluntarily undergo an independent audit days after an affiliated company was sued over a 2016 oil pipeline spill. (Bismarck Tribune)
• An oil pipeline owner and multiple federal agencies agree to decommission a pipeline that runs through portions of federal wildlife land in southeastern Minnesota. (Pipestone County Star)

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OHIO: The Ohio Democratic Party sues Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration as it seeks public documents related to the House Bill 6 bribery scandal. (Statehouse News Bureau)

TRANSMISSION: Missouri lawmakers advance legislation that modifies how utilities can use eminent domain, but an amended version of the bill won’t affect the Grain Belt Express project. (Columbia Missourian)

WIND:
• A northern Ohio county approves a ban on wind development as allowed under state law, jeopardizing plans for a 300 MW project. (Telegraph Forum)
• A developer is in the early stages of acquiring land for a utility-scale wind project in southwestern Minnesota. (Marshall Independent)
• Wind energy opponents press central Iowa county officials to enact a moratorium on new projects amid multiple development proposals. (News Chronicle)

SOLAR:
• Iowa county officials prepare to review a proposal to build 200 MW of solar and 75 MW of battery storage at the site of a former nuclear plant. (The Gazette)
• Indiana regulators approve CenterPoint Energy’s plan to purchase 335 MW of solar under long-term power purchase agreements. (Inside Indiana Business)

OIL & GAS: A developer is again seeking state air pollution permits to build a 1,000 MW natural gas plant in southwestern Michigan. (MLive)

CLIMATE: As an Indiana University committee holds its first meetings to develop campus wide emission-reduction pathways, critics call for more aggressive goals and student participation. (Indianapolis Star)

UTILITIES: Missouri lawmakers pass sweeping legislation involving taxes on purchases by utility customers as well as allowing for further study of net metering policies. (News Tribune)

COMMENTARY: Canada is “proving to be an increasingly strong competitor” with Michigan in the race to lure large electric vehicle manufacturing projects, a columnist writes. (Michigan Advance)

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Andy Balaskovitz

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.