CLIMATE: Minnesota lawmakers agree on another major energy and environment bill that calls for investments in natural resources, environmental justice and emission reductions. (MPR News)

COAL ASH: Hundreds of previously unregulated U.S. coal ash ponds and landfills would be subject to cleanup rules under a new EPA proposal published today, but environmental groups say dozens more would remain unaddressed. (Energy News Network)

• Court filings show how former top Ohio energy regulator Sam Randazzo spent part of a $4.3 million payment from FirstEnergy on personal expenses, including taxes, mortgages, and a loan to his daughter’s restaurant. (Energy News Network/Eye on Ohio)
• A judge sharply criticized Randazzo for not cooperating by providing details about how the FirstEnergy money was spent. (Ohio Capital Journal)
• The lead juror in the bribery trial against former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder recounts the evidence presented in the case and how it left him disillusioned with state government. (Ohio Capital Journal)
• A newly appointed Ohio Supreme Court justice recuses himself from the state attorney general’s civil lawsuit against parties involved in the HB 6 scandal. (WCMH)

OIL & GAS: A BP subsidiary agrees to pay a $40 million penalty and install pollution control equipment at a northwestern Indiana refinery as part of a settlement with the federal government. (Associated Press)

• Seven states will share $251 million in newly announced federal funding to demonstrate carbon capture and storage projects. (Associated Press)
• The University of North Dakota receives $38 million of the federal funding to pursue carbon capture and storage at the state’s largest power plant. (KVRR)

ELECTRIFICATION: A Wisconsin clean energy nonprofit aims beyond the power grid to spread electrification among homes, businesses and transportation. (Yale Climate Connections)

EMISSIONS: A new report finds that the U.S. could significantly curb methane emissions from landfills through stronger federal regulations and emissions monitoring. (Inside Climate News)

FINANCE: A $27 billion federal fund is leading more states to create green banks to finance clean energy projects. (Bloomberg Law)

• The Bad River Band of Chippewa Indians will argue in federal court today for a judge to shut down the Line 5 pipeline. (Associated Press)
• Michigan’s attorney general filed a brief in support of the tribe’s request to shut down the pipeline. (Bridge Michigan)

GRID: As Illinois regulators direct ComEd and other utilities to increase grid reliability spending, consumers and businesses can expect rising rates in the coming years. (Crain’s Chicago Business, subscription)

BIOGAS: A Wisconsin farm uses an anaerobic digester to convert waste into electricity that’s used onsite and for nearby homes. (WUWM)

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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.