NATURAL GAS: Pennsylvania’s top court rules officials cannot balance the state budget by diverting proceeds from natural gas drilling on state forest land despite environmentalists’ claims the public should benefit from oil and gas profits. (TribLive)

ALSO:
A western Pennsylvania township allows a developer to begin construction on a new natural gas well later this summer, despite some residents’ opposition on social media. (TribLive)
Environmentalists and a state lawmaker want Pennsylvania’s environmental protection agency to block a natural gas drillers’ plan to draw up to 3 million gallons of water a day from nearby waterways for its operations. (TribLive)

OFFSHORE WIND: A new law signed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy takes away communities’ ability to have a say in transmission siting, allowing state regulators to override their decisions in a move that will largely benefit offshore wind. (E&E News)

FUELS:
The U.S. EPA still cannot find the crack in a sewer system officials say has spilled 2,000 gallons of oil into an eastern Pennsylvania borough creek since April. (WFMZ 69)
Con Edison was still working over the weekend to clean up the dielectric fluid that leaked from its transmission equipment into New York’s New Rochelle Harbor. (ABC 7)

SOLAR:
A developer has yet to formally apply to build its 240 MW upstate New York solar farm but will bid the project into a state renewable energy procurement process meant to expedite new generation. (NNY360)
The Connecticut Green Bank allots several solar hot water heaters to an animal shelter and numerous technical high schools. (New Haven Register)

COAL: Connecticut’s trash and recycling agency says it needs to ship thousands of tons of coal out of the state after state environmental officials determine it cannot burn the coal in increments along with other waste. (Connecticut Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION: In Maine, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System committee votes to study whether to create a rapid transit bus or rail line between Portland and nearby Gorham. (Portland Press Herald)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A southeastern Pennsylvania city aims to select locations for 60 level-two electric vehicle chargers by August. (Reading Eagle)
A wealthy Connecticut town has the highest per-capita electric vehicle adoption rate in the state — a figure a local electric vehicle group credits to both the area’s history of environmental activism and its affluence. (Hartford Courant)

UTILITIES: A downstate New York town considers a community choice aggregation program. (Daily Freeman)