TRANSPORTATION: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pauses development of the proposed $2 billion monorail to connect New York City with LaGuardia Airport following criticism over potential environmental and community impacts. (NBC New York)

ALSO:
NJ Transit secures contracts with nearly three-fifths of the rail unions that keep trains running on time, but is still negotiating with eight unions. (NJ Advance Media)
Baltimore County, Maryland’s first free public transit method opens, providing circulator buses in the Towson area intended to alleviate traffic. (CBS Baltimore)

UTILITIES: Maine’s highest court rules Central Maine Power acted reasonably when it issued disconnection notices last winter after a moratorium on such memos ended. (Portland Press-Herald)

GRID:
Newly released documents show the New England Clean Energy Connect developer’s parent company has already spent over $350 million on the project and acknowledge legal challenges could cost them $67 million in construction delays. (Portland Press-Herald)
Even if the New England Clean Energy Connect project succeeds and brings hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts, New England will still need a lot more renewable energy to meet its decarbonization goals. (Bangor Daily News)
After malfunctioning in April, an important transmission line in Long Island is back online and will be upgraded in fall 2022. (Newsday)

SOLAR:
Several towns in New York’s Niagara County promise to continue fighting local solar development after a state supreme court judge denied their petition related to a state energy siting office’s handling of a 100 MW solar array. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
Two energy developers plan to bring 13 new solar farms to Maine that would generate a cumulative 44 MW. (Portland Press-Herald)
In Vermont, construction workers break ground on a 29,000-panel solar array at Middlebury College that school officials say will generate nearly a third of its renewable energy. (WCAX)

GAS:
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro plans today to announce he’s running for governor on the Democratic ticket; observers think he’ll campaign as a reformer after fighting the state’s fossil fuel industry over environmental crimes. (E&E News)
A New Haven, Connecticut, planning commission decides a public meeting should be held over whether to ban gas-powered leaf blowers over environmental and noise concerns. (New Haven Independent)

WIND: New England’s burgeoning offshore wind industry is poised to offer good-paying jobs to workers across the region, but long-term jobs in the sector are rarer than short-term construction roles. (WBUR/E&E News)