TRANSPORTATION: Facing possible impeachment following a sexual harassment investigation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may no longer have enough influence to push forward his plans to revamp New York City public transit. (The City)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Massachusetts’ environmental justice community designation is meant to keep power plants and industrial facilities out of vulnerable communities, but the definition is so broad that it includes numerous historically wealthy towns. (Commonwealth Magazine)

WIND:
US Wind will expand an offshore wind project off the Ocean City, Maryland, coast from 270 MW to 1.2 GW and build a steel manufacturing facility nearby — a “game-changing” plan according to the governor. (Associated Press)
Plans to build a brand-new offshore wind turbine assembly facility on New York City’s Staten Island took a step forward yesterday when New York filed a formal application with a federal transportation agency. (SILive.com)

UTILITIES: New York Gov. Cuomo has yet to sign a bill requiring utilities to allow customers to update their names and pronouns on their accounts — legislation dozens of LGBT groups say is necessary to support gender affirmation. (Gay City News)

CLIMATE: Maryland’s last legislative session ended with disappointment for environmentalists with high hopes for a major climate bill, but lawmakers and advocates this summer have been considering what a new climate legislation could entail. (Maryland Matters)

SOLAR: Three closed landfills in upstate New York will host solar arrays totaling 8.12 MW, with 20% of the power going to Niagara County to offset costs. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

GAS: Northeast natural gas prices may reach an at least four-year high this winter in part because of plateaued Appalachian Basin production. (S&P Global Platts)

COAL:
A bitcoin miner purchases a Pennsylvania coal refuse generation station to power its operations. (POWER)
A different bitcoin miner plans to host its operations at the site of a mothballed coal-fired power plant in upstate New York, but will procure power from the grid. (Buffalo News)

GRID:
When installing a microgrid, New Jersey towns can’t seem to overcome financial, regulatory and legal barriers that leave local policymakers without a clear development roadmap, according to a new report commissioned by state regulators. (NJ Spotlight)
In northern Maine, a Versant Power high voltage transmission line caught on fire after an insulator failed, but no power outages were reported. (Bangor Daily News)