Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Bailout of N. Dakota Coal Plant Faces Backlash from Minnesota Customers

"In the next week, the boards of electric cooperative utilities across Minnesota will vote on whether to approve a plan to sell, rather than close, a North Dakota coal-fired power plant that has provided them with electricity for decades. But the utilities have done little to disclose that the votes are taking place or to solicit the views of customers, who, in the cooperative model, are also shareholders."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/26/2021

Summer 2021 Algal Bloom Still Expected To Be Mild For Western Lake Erie

"Despite searing heat and heavy showers at various times this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sticking to its prediction that western Lake Erie’s algal bloom this summer will be as small as last year’s and relatively mild overall."

Source: Toledo Blade, 07/01/2021

"Army Corps Plans Extensive Review Of Great Lakes Tunnel Plan"

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy’s plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay the project."

Source: AP, 06/24/2021

"Illinois AG Sues Utility Company For 'Unlawful Disposal Of Coal Ash'"

"Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, against a utility company over "the unlawful disposal of coal ash," according to a news release from the Attorney General's office."

Source: KHQA, 06/23/2021

"Minnesota Court Affirms Approval Of Line 3 Oil Pipeline"

"The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators’ key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week."

Source: AP, 06/15/2021

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