PIPELINES: Opponents of National Grid’s North Brooklyn natural gas pipeline file a lawsuit alleging the project violates residents’ civil rights as it runs through communities of color, and that the utility deceived them about the extent of the project. (The City)

WIND: Federal officials plan to soon start an environmental review of Sunrise Wind, an up to 1.3 GW wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Long Island, New York. (Newsday)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation creating a commercial property assessed clean energy program, intended to help finance projects at industrial, commercial, nonprofit, agricultural and large residential developments. (Utility Dive)
New York City will launch a $24 million pilot program this fall to make renewable energy upgrades to around 1,200 affordable housing units. (Patch)

FOSSIL FUELS:
A gas leak in a high school science lab near Hartford, Connecticut, forced students to evacuate for about an hour while fire and gas workers fixed a faulty valve. (New Haven Register)
A southeastern Pennsylvania inventor purchases a former coal plant with plans to convert the site into a plastic recycling facility. (Reading Eagle)
An analyst predicts East Coast gasoline prices may rise up to 15 cents per gallon due to a supply crunch exacerbated by Hurricane Ida-related refinery and pipeline infrastructure shutdowns. (Reuters)
A developer looks to convert a former oil- and coal-burning power plant into an office building and banquet facility in Yonkers, New York. (Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals)

CLIMATE: A historically Black neighborhood on Nantucket, Massachusetts, is threatened by coastal sea rise and climate change, endangering preserved historical sites. (The Atlantic)

TRANSPORTATION: An advocate for New York City transit riders says Con Edison needs to repair its aging infrastructure after transit officials say a weekend subway outage was due to emergency back-up systems failing to launch amid a brief power outage. (News 12)

GRID:
In Springfield, Massachusetts, city council members express frustration and disbelief that Eversource is trying to raise rates as it fails to pay its local property tax bill. (MassLive, subscription)
Eversource sent crews from Massachusetts and Connecticut to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in the Gulf. (WCVB, News 12)
The first day of classes at a Massachusetts high school was delayed by a week after a leaking pipe damaged the building’s electric vault. (Patriot Ledger)

NUCLEAR: A western Pennsylvania woman tells her story as one of the first female nuclear scientists at Westinghouse, developing nuclear-powered submarine procedures and generating station safety protocols. (TribLive)