NATURAL GAS: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Glick says the agency may take the uncommon step of adding mitigation measures for the Weymouth compressor station in Massachusetts even though it has already authorized the project. (S&P Global Platts)
Most of Pennsylvania’s Democratic state senators have filed to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers that seeks to overturn a Delaware River Basin natural gas development ban. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
The city council of Burlington, Vermont, has passed a phased ban of non-electric leaf blowers, noting that gas-powered versions are a noise nuisance and source of air pollution. (Burlington Free Press)

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TRANSPORTATION: Following the passage of a landmark state climate bill, Rhode Island lawmakers are turning their attention toward legislation allowing the state to join a regional cap-and-invest program known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative. (Energy News Network)

Eversource is hitting back at the Connecticut utility regulators’ assessment of its response to Tropical Storm Isaias in 2020, arguing that the regulators’ report contains “hindsight judgments and factual mistakes.” (Hartford Courant)
Con Edison can recover costs for three New York City transmission projects aimed at bolstering reliability and retiring several fossil fuel-fired power plants, an $800 million total investment. (Reuters)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Rhode Island’s attorney general wants the state to continue probing a proposal for a medical waste pyrolysis center, arguing that there are too many unknowns about the technology. (WPRI)

A geospatial analysis shows that St. Mary’s County in Maryland could possibly generate 4,097 GWh of solar power every year from sites like brownfields, publicly owned lands and rooftops — an amount that eclipses the county’s power needs (pv magazine)
Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University will install a 1.6 MW solar array on land next to its facilities, including pollinator-friendly vegetation between panels. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Eversource is the first Northeast utility to join the Electric Highway Coalition, which aims to mitigate “range anxiety” by helping interstate electric vehicle drivers find fast-charging stations. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

Peterborough, New Hampshire, residents will vote next month to set their own decarbonization and renewable energy goals. (Monadnock Ledger-Transcript)
New York Republican lawmakers think that a new property tax assessment law for large renewable energy projects takes too much power away from local officials and gives it to the state. (Buffalo News)

COMMENTARY: A pro-nuclear power advocate and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator argues that New Jersey needs nuclear to reach its 2050 decarbonization goal. (NJ Spotlight)

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.