UTILITIES: Minnesota regulators will soon require the state’s three largest gas utilities to file long-term plans that forecast how they will meet demand while aligning with state policy priorities. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS: Ohio regulators received a request last week to open a second state wildlife area for oil and gas extraction. (Cleveland.com)

STORAGE: Michigan regulators approve DTE Energy’s plan for a $460 million, 220 MW battery storage project at the site of a former coal plant that was just demolished. (Detroit News)


  • The director of a documentary about the Line 5 pipeline says a tribe is putting up opposition to the project “for all of us, and really at considerable cost to themselves.” (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • Summit Carbon Solutions changes a proposed carbon pipeline’s route through North Dakota to avoid areas prone to landslides and to move farther from the city of Bismarck. (North Dakota Monitor)
  • A trial over who’s responsible for policing costs related to the Dakota Access pipeline protests featured testimony from more than 30 witnesses over 18 days. (North Dakota Monitor)

EMISSIONS: Republican attorneys general from 24 states suing over the Biden administration’s new rule to limit methane emissions says the policy is a “blatant attack on America’s oil and gas industry.” (E&E News, subscription)

GRID: Wisconsin lawmakers adjourn for the year without taking action on a bill that would have given incumbent utilities first rights to build transmission projects in the state. (Wisconsin Examiner)

BIOMASS: Michigan regulators reject Consumers Energy’s request to replace two biomass contracts with solar and market purchases, citing costs and supply concerns. (Crain’s Grand Rapids Business)


  • A company looking to build a $2.4 billion battery manufacturing plant in central Michigan sues the local township alleging a breach of contract as newly elected officials work to halt the project. (Detroit News)
  • The township is simultaneously scrambling to establish its own zoning code and planning commission to stop the county from reviewing the project. (WOOD-TV8)

BIOGAS: Officials in Springfield, Missouri, are in the beginning stages of determining the biogas production potential at a local landfill. (KSMU)

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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.