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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)

Bill Opalka

Bill is a freelance journalist based outside Albany, New York. As a former New England correspondent for RTO Insider, he has written about energy for newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 20 years. He has an extensive career in trade publications and newspapers, mostly focused on the utility sector, covering such issues as restructuring, renewable energy and consumer affairs. Bill covers Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and also compiles the Northeast Energy News daily email digest.