WIND: A growing number of Great Lakes states are considering options for offshore wind energy despite challenges involving winter ice cover, insufficient port infrastructure and public opposition. (States Newsroom)
COAL: Nearly 50 Indiana coal ash storage sites would be subject to new federal regulations released last week to curb pollution from certain landfills and ponds for the first time. (Indiana Capital Chronicle)
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• Pipeline safety advocates say a recent third-party study into the root causes of the Keystone pipeline spill late last year shows inadequate oversight and a pipeline owner that ignored multiple warning signs. (Kansas Reflector)
• A group of citizen scientists regularly monitors sections of the Line 3 pipeline corridor for potential damage to the land and tribes’ natural resources. (FOX 9)
• A carbon pipeline developer is holding public meetings in southwestern Minnesota “to be as transparent and courteous as we can be.” (West Central Tribune)
• Grid congestion on transmission lines is creating a wind energy bottleneck in southwestern Minnesota and restricting additional development. (KSTP)
• Interconnection delays in grid operator PJM’s territory are harming states’ ability to reach clean energy goals, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council report. (Utility Dive)
EMISSIONS: Industry groups and GOP critics say a proposed SEC requirement for publicly traded companies to disclose “Scope 3” emissions along their supply chain is overly burdensome, while environmental supporters say compliance would be easy. (Inside Climate News)
• Ohio city officials advance plans for a 2 MW solar project on a reservoir that would be the second and largest floating solar project in the state. (Lima News)
• An Ohio township considers banning utility-scale renewable energy projects as developers pursue large solar projects across the state. (Newark Advocate)
• Officials break ground on a 460 MW solar project in Minnesota that’s meant to displace a soon-to-retire nearby coal plant. (KNSI)
• A northwestern Illinois county approves plans for a 5 MW solar project, its third large solar project approval in as many months. (Quad-City Times)
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan officials announce the installation of two electric vehicle fast-charging stations on Belle Isle, a state park in the city of Detroit. (Detroit News)
COMMENTARY: A columnist criticizes a GOP state representative from North Dakota for making unsubstantiated claims that a proposed carbon capture pipeline would be owned by foreign adversaries. (Forum News Service)