EMISSIONS: Decades of federal housing discrimination has left 45 million Americans living in areas with harmful air pollution nearly 80 years after redlining was outlawed, a study finds, with the dangerous pollution primarily affecting Black, Latino and Asian residents. (Washington Post, New York Times)

ALSO: The Biden administration restores California’s authority to set tailpipe emissions standards that are stricter than federal limits. (New York Times)

RUSSIA:
• Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm calls on the domestic oil industry to ramp up production as the U.S. bans Russian energy imports. (Politico)
• Energy experts say rising gasoline and fossil fuel prices stemming from Russia’s invasion could lead Americans to consider electric vehicles and clean energy sources. (Politico)
• The House passes its own bill banning Russian oil imports and authorizing further sanctions on the country. (The Hill)
• U.S. oil and gas companies have 14 liquified natural gas projects federally approved though not yet built, but await more investor support to ramp up production in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS:
Oil companies are sitting on thousands of unused federal drilling permits for the Permian Basin, even as the industry calls on the Biden administration to expedite public land oil and gas development. (Bloomberg)
• A media outlet’s fact check finds Republicans are wrong in blaming President Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and his halt of new drilling leases for rising gasoline prices. (New York Times)
• A Republican U.S. senator outlines a proposal he says will streamline advanced nuclear, oil, and natural gas development and address rising energy prices. (The Hill)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Automakers need to plan greater environmental protections and better pay for workers as they transition to electric vehicle production, according to a panel of investors, labor officials and human rights activists. (Reuters)
• A ‘right-to-charge’ bill under consideration in Connecticut would give renters of multi-unit buildings the right to install electric vehicle charging equipment in their designated parking spaces. (Energy News Network)

UTILITIES: Utilities have largely stayed out of Republican-led states’ Supreme Court fight against the EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions, despite leading a battle against the same rule years ago. (E&E News)

TRANSMISSION: State regulators and utilities generally support MISO’s plan to allocate costs for certain transmission projects across north and south subregions instead of its entire grid territory. (Utility Dive)

NUCLEAR: Research on high-temperature and small modular reactors could provide a path forward for the nuclear industry as several states start to shutter older, conventional nuclear plants. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR: Environmentalists oppose an 800 MW solar farm slated for a 3,594-acre Texas tract that is home to the largest remaining section of tall-grass prairie in the state. (Washington Post)

COMMENTARY: Today’s energy crisis should lead the U.S. to immediately increase oil and gas production and drive the country toward cleaner energy in the long term, an editorial board writes. (Washington Post)

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.