EMISSIONS: The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Minnesota auto dealers’ challenge to the state’s vehicle emissions standards, which are now set to take effect next year. (Star Tribune)


  • Critics raise concerns about the potential emissions implications of fossil fuel-based hydrogen production as the Biden administration supports a major buildout at hubs across the U.S. (States Newsroom)
  • The transit agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is set to begin a multi-year pilot program to deploy hydrogen fuel cell buses and reduce emissions. (WDIV)


  • Ford is laying off about 700 workers building the electric F-150 truck, citing multiple supply chain constraints. (CNN)
  • Iowa prepares to distribute $50 million in federal funding to build charging stations along the state’s highways. (Radio Iowa)
  • Federal labor regulators propose $270,000 in fines after finding 19 health and safety violations at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio. (Associated Press)

WIND: A central Illinois county board approves a 300 MW wind project, though some members expressed reluctance and noted they lacked a choice based on a state law permitting commercial wind and solar projects. (Illinois Public Media)


  • North Dakota regulators will hold a hearing on whether local siting ordinances apply to a developer’s proposed carbon capture pipeline. (Bismarck Tribune)
  • Sioux City, Iowa, delays a vote on a resolution opposing the construction and operation of carbon pipelines to gather more information. (Sioux City Journal)
  • Navigator CO2 cuts internal staffing and external contracting jobs as it considers next steps for a multi-state carbon pipeline that has generated landowner and regulatory opposition. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)


  • Illinois lawmakers this fall may reconsider legislation that Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed and would have given Ameren Illinois first rights to build transmission projects. (Illinois Radio Network)
  • Wisconsin residents have through the end of the month to submit comments on Xcel Energy’s plan for a $500 million, high voltage transmission project that it hopes to start building in 2026. (WXOW)



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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.