CLIMATE: Delaware becomes the latest state to file suit against the fossil fuel industry, claiming it deceived the public for 50 years on climate change. (Delaware News Journal)

ALSO: A coalition of state and local lawmakers push New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to file a similar suit, noting the state will have to spend billions of dollars to protect against sea level rise. (NJ.com)

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OIL & GAS: Three states put the brakes on approval of a liquified natural gas terminal in southern New Jersey at a meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission, pending more study. (River Reporter)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Major oil company BP makes its first venture into the offshore wind market by buying a 50% share of two projects off Long Island and Massachusetts for $1.1 billion. (OilPrice.com)
A Long Island town grants easements to an offshore wind development that will provide a benefits package worth $29 million. (East Hampton Star)

UTILITIES: Connecticut electricity customers again vent to state regulators over a recent rate increase by Eversource saying no relief was seen in August despite a suspension of higher rates by regulators. (FOX61)

DIVESTMENT: More than 1,000 scientists and academics cite the climate crisis and urge the New York State pension fund to immediately divest its fossil fuel holdings. (Albany Times Union) a

SOLAR: A Massachusetts town gives final approval to a solar array on a 78-acre fruit farm that provides extra income to the owners and uses only six acres. (WPRI)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Pennsylvania senate committee endorses a bill to provide a weight exemption for large electric vehicles on its interstate highways, adopting a federal rule allowing the practice. (Land Line)

COMMENTARY:
• A Pennsylvania environmentalist says a federal rollback of methane emissions regulations is “nonsensical” because no problems are cited with enforcement of current standards. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• An editorial board lauds New York’s clean energy goals but says the state lacks a clear strategy on how to reach them. (Times Herald-Record)
• The Natural Resources Council of Maine says the state’s climate council must act decisively as a recent study shows how changes to forests become permanent, affecting the economy.

Bill Opalka

Bill is a freelance journalist based outside Albany, New York. As a former New England correspondent for RTO Insider, he has written about energy for newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 20 years. He has an extensive career in trade publications and newspapers, mostly focused on the utility sector, covering such issues as restructuring, renewable energy and consumer affairs. Bill covers Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and also compiles the Northeast Energy News daily email digest.