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Pennsylvania orders pipeline rerouting after mud spill

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PIPELINES: Pennsylvania environmental officials order a reroute of a 1-mile section of the Mariner East pipeline following a mud spill that polluted a state park lake. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ALSO:
A gasket failure causes an unplanned gas leak and shutdown at a Massachusetts pipeline compressor station that is undergoing testing before its full operation. (Patriot Ledger)
National Grid quietly puts on hold a seven-mile pipeline that would go under the Hudson River in upstate New York due to COVID-19 and increased use of renewables. (Albany Times Union)
A historically Black university and a state prison are the only beneficiaries of a natural gas pipeline proposed for the economically depressed eastern shore of Maryland, opponents say. (Bay Journal)
The family of the man killed in a Massachusetts pipeline explosion two years ago creates a memorial award to firefighters and donates $5,000 for explosion prevention. (WCVB)

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OFFSHORE WIND:
New Jersey legislators grow impatient with the developer of the state’s first offshore wind project citing a lack of progress on economic development commitments Orsted had made. (NJ Spotlight)
Rhode Island positions itself as a future offshore wind jobs hub to serve a burgeoning industry along the entire East Coast. (RTO Insider, subscription required)

EMISSIONS: A key oversight board in Pennsylvania is set to vote Tuesday on whether the state should join a regional cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions from power plants. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

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COAL: A family rooted in Pennsylvania’s coal country struggles with the state’s dependence on fossil fuels for jobs and energy and the imperatives of climate change. (Reuters)

COMMENTARY:
• A Republican legislator in Vermont says the Global Warming Solutions Act is unaffordable and the state instead should pursue market incentives instead of government requirements. (VT Digger)
• A Democratic colleague says the climate crisis demands immediate action and the law will provide opportunities in a new green economy. (VT Digger)
• New Jersey should support a sustainable green jobs recovery to counter climate change, benefit the economy and promote environmental justice, a health industry executive says. (NJ Spotlight)
• An environmental activist derides a New York power plant’s proposal to convert from natural gas to hydrogen in 20 years as a ploy to gain approval without having a realistic plan. (Times Herald-Record)
• An evangelical minister says a move by the Pennsylvania senate to prevent the state from joining a regional emissions agreement continues fossil fuel usage’s threats to public health. (Evangelical Environmental Network)

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