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Federal regulators curtail work on Rover gas pipeline after leaks

WIND: After voters in areas of Michigan with the most wind development to date rejected additional projects last week, developers are regrouping and remain uncertain about future plans there. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR:
• A housing project in Illinois for adults with physical disabilities is selected for a shared solar project that will expand access to clean energy while lowering electric bills. (Midwest Energy News)
• Starting today, customers can order Tesla’s solar roof tiles and installations are expected to start in the U.S. next month. (Associated Press)
• Solar installations begin this week at five Illinois schools as part of a $5.27 million project. (Patch)

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PIPELINES:
• Federal regulators have curtailed work on the Rover gas pipeline through Ohio following 18 reported leaks that spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling materials. (Washington Post)
• The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month. (Associated Press)

EMISSIONS:
• The U.S. Senate blocked an attempt to repeal an Obama administration rule on capturing harmful methane emissions that are flared at drilling sites. (Associated Press)
• North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is disappointed in the vote, saying it will negatively impact some oil and gas operations on public lands. (Associated Press)
• The Department of Interior will now likely attempt to roll back the rule on its own. (Climate Central)

COAL:
• Sales climb for a St. Louis-based coal company after being taken over by Murray Energy. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
• The demolition of a retired coal plant in Michigan is on hold as negotiations continue over who is responsible for environmental remediation. (Hillsdale Daily News)

CLIMATE: Indiana University launches a $55 million initiative to fund research on better predicting environmental outcomes of climate change. (Washington Times)

COMMENTARY:
• A North Dakota editorial board commends the Three Affiliated Tribes for reinvesting oil revenue money back into the reservation. (Bismarck Tribune)
• A Madison Gas and Electric shareholder says the utility can be a clean energy leader by embracing electric transportation. (Madison Capital Times)

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