PIPELINES: Although Mariner East pipeline officials have announced to the public and their investors that the project is complete, some neighbors say construction is still going on. (WHYY)

ALSO:
New York environmental officials argue National Fuel’s planned pipeline through the western part of the state shouldn’t receive another extension on its project completion deadline, in part because state environmental policies have changed. (Buffalo News)
Bangor Natural Gas sues a downeast Maine town over a property tax bill it claims it shouldn’t have received for land that hosts a pipeline. (Bangor Daily News)

GAS: An explosion that destroyed a Silver Spring, Maryland, apartment building last week and injured over a dozen people may have been the result of a gas pipe cut during routine plumbing work. (NBC Washington)

GRID: Two New York utilities lose their case before a federal appeals court in which they challenged a federal regulatory decision regarding cost allocation of a transmission project. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A Massachusetts city wants to install 20 electric vehicle chargers every year, but officials can’t do it quickly enough because state procurement laws don’t exempt the equipment from contract bidding. (Telegram & Gazette)
Delaware is set to receive around $186 million from the federal infrastructure law for bus electrification and other public transit needs. (WHYY)
Some Vermont officials say the future of snowmobiling should be electric, although some worry about the charging network needed. (WCAX)
Albany, New York, transit officials will soon start an electric car sharing service for users who will be able to rent vehicles by the hour or the day. (Times Union)

AFFORDABILITY:
On Long Island, PSEG plans to increase its power supply charge by 6% from February amid unpaid residential utility bills in the region amounting to $181.5 million in the last month. (Newsday)
Two community organizations in a Massachusetts coastal town collectively receive $35,000 to provide utility relief to local families. (Daily Item)

CLIMATE:
A Connecticut climate institute receives a $5 million state grant to expand its climate resiliency initiative that includes flooding and extreme heat mitigation projects. (The Day)
Observers weigh in on whether New Jersey needs to update its building codes and encourage housing upgrades that will be more resilient in the face of increased flooding. (Asbury Park Press)

OFFSHORE WIND:
A Rhode Island newspaper debunks a local rumor about rates stemming from the Block Island wind farm. (Block Island Times)
A Delaware utility will host a seminar on the outsize impact that the burgeoning offshore wind industry could mean for the small state. (news release)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.