Energy news in brief

**Two environmental groups are planning a lawsuit against the federal government aiming to stop a proposed 50-mile natural gas pipeline from Idaho to Wyoming.

**  General Motors will invest $2.2 billion in its first all-electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit.

** An Ohio congressman is leading an effort to secure a $200 million federal loan for a company building an electric vehicle plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

** Minnesota dairy farmers see a “new gold rush” in producing biogas from manure for transportation fuel and low-carbon credits.

** Activists deliver more than 14,000 signatures asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

** The Navajo Transitional Energy Company says it has reached an agreement with the federal government over $10 million in unpaid taxes from mining its newly acquired Wyoming and Montana mines.