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Enbridge case reflects broader effort to fast-track pipelines

Construction crews building the Flanagan South pipeline in September, 2013. (Photo by Charles Dunlap, The Concordian. Used with permission)As recently as two or three years ago, major cross-country pipelines typically did not begin construction until a federal environmental impact statement had been completed. Times have changed.

In Minnesota transmission ruling, ‘perception is reality’

Cattle graze at Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague, Minnesota, in this June 4 picture. The CapX2020 transmission line can be seen in the background. (Photo by Cedar Summit Farm via Creative Commons)In a recent Minnesota case testing the state’s Buy the Farm law, public perception of transmission lines — rather than science — was the deciding factor.

Ohio group pushes for workplace EV charging stations

(Photo by Toyota UK via Creative Commons)Ohio advocates are trying to encourage more employers to install electric vehicle charges as the technology becomes more mainstream.

Critics: Ohio case fits pattern of quieting fracking foes

These billboards are at the center of an Ohio lawsuit against a local man who opposes fracking and related activities.A lawsuit filed by an Ohio company last month seeks to remove two anti-fracking billboards near a wastewater site it operates.