ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Chicago environmental justice activists plan to propose land use and zoning policy reforms to address legacy industrial pollution concentrated in predominantly Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. (Inside Climate News)

NUCLEAR: The primary sponsor of an Illinois bill to lift the state’s ban on new nuclear power plant construction said she will file paperwork to attempt to override Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto. (WGLT)

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GRID: Kansas and other states will need major transmission and distribution investments to distribute renewable energy and meet emerging needs from electric vehicles. (Kansas Public Radio)

• Wisconsin utilities are requesting more than $500 million in combined rate increases to pay for renewable energy and natural gas investments, increased fuel costs and higher profit margins. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• Amazon tells Ohio regulators that it no longer needs special, discounted electricity rates from AEP that initially incentivized the company to build data centers in the state. (Columbus Dispatch)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Kansas transportation officials say more electric vehicle fast-charging stations will need to come online quickly as the state expects the number of EVs on the road to triple in the next five years. (KSNW)

• Carbon pipeline opponents ask Iowa regulators to postpone a final hearing on a proposed project after North Dakota rejected the proposed route. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)
• Northwestern Illinois residents raise public safety concerns about a planned 300-mile carbon pipeline connecting food processing plants in Iowa and Illinois. (WQAD)

RENEWABLES: A Nebraska county board postpones a public hearing on proposed wind and solar siting regulations to visit other projects and conduct more research. (North Platte Telegraph)

WIND: Central Wisconsin communities consider adopting local wind energy restrictions as companies express interest in developing projects. (WSAW)

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OIL & GAS: Michigan gas and electric utility Consumers Energy began work this summer on replacing a 55-mile natural gas pipeline through central Michigan. (Lansing State Journal)

• Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker solidified his reputation as an environmental leader by vetoing legislation that would have lifted the state’s ban on new nuclear plant construction, state environmental groups write. (Chicago Sun-Times)
• Wisconsin environmental and clean energy advocates say the Inflation Reduction Act provides a “historic opportunity” to accelerate the state’s clean energy transition. (Wisconsin Examiner)

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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.