TRANSPORTATION: Five states follow California’s lead and approve a rule requiring manufacturers to sell more zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks, with Oregon also toughening limits on tailpipe emissions that disproportionately affect low-income communities of color. (Bloomberg)

ALSO:
• Electric vehicle maker Rivian sees its stock drop as more traditional automakers such as Ford and General Motors set aggressive EV targets, while its CFO promises to grow production capacity. (Reuters; Wall Street Journal, subscription)
• A Texas auto dealer says customers are “extremely, extremely excited” about the new all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck, but adds he’s disappointed that parts shortages and other issues are preventing Ford from building trucks fast enough to meet demand. (Inside Climate News)

OIL & GAS:
• The U.S. has become the world’s biggest exporter of liquified natural gas amid fuel shortages in Europe and China. (CNN)
As oil and gas companies make major discoveries in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, environmentalists call on the Biden administration to curb drilling there to avoid releasing a “carbon bomb.” (E&E News)
• A small natural gas plant near Galveston Bay, Texas, reuses most of its carbon emissions and captures the rest — a potential game-changer for the industry if the method can become affordable and widely accepted. (Texas Monthly)
Oil and gas industry officials say there may not be enough skilled workers to carry out the Biden administration’s abandoned well plugging program. (NM Political Report)

PIPELINES:
• A federal judge dismisses a challenge to President Biden’s revocation of a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, deeming the lawsuit irrelevant because the project is already dead. (The Hill)
• Enbridge is seeking to strike testimony from a longtime pipeline expert who says a Michigan agency is downplaying the potential risk of an explosion within a proposed tunnel for Line 5. (MiBiz)

UTILITIES:
• The cost of generating power has decreased dramatically since 2010 thanks to falling natural gas and renewable energy prices, though rising transmission prices have almost negated those savings. (Canary Media)
• Ohio consumer advocates want state regulators to pause utility shut offs again and investigate a surge in disconnections that have increased to pre-pandemic levels for some utilities. (Energy News Network)

WIND: Central New Mexico’s 1,050 MW Western Spirit Wind complex — the nation’s largest single-phase renewable energy project — comes online. (news release)

COAL: West Virginia regulators deny an attempt by a struggling coal plant with connections to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to buy out of a contract so it can pivot to cryptocurrency mining. (E&E News, Vice)

HYDROGEN: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposes the creation of a network of green hydrogen facilities throughout the state. (Auburn Citizen)