FOSSIL FUELS: After a developer purchases the former South Philadelphia Oil Refinery, the surrounding communities of color negotiate clean-up and community reinvestment following decades of environmental injustice. (Inside Climate News)

ALSO:
The federal government backs up officials in South Portland, Maine, who want to block crude oil tanker loading in the city harbor. (Maine Public Radio)
Remediation continues at a June gasoline spill site in a west Philadelphia suburb. (Delaware County Daily Times)
New York opens a public comment period related to the draft permits of a 437 MW natural gas peaker plant in New York City’s Queens borough. (Queens Daily Eagle)
Last year was the most productive on record for Pennsylvania natural gas drilling volumes. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

UTILITIES: A former legislator and current anti-Central Maine Power corridor activist, Tom Saviello, is rumored to be considering a run for Maine governor. (Bangor Daily News)

TRANSPORTATION: The future of the Transportation Climate Initiative dims as Rhode Island lawmakers end their session without joining the compact. (Boston Herald)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Rhode Island lawmakers believe a bill banning medical-waste-to-energy activities applies to a controversial West Warwick facility, but developers say they’re grandfathered into old rules. (Providence Journal)

SOLAR:
An ostrich farm in central New Hampshire hosts a ground-mounted solar array that benefits both the business and the town’s solar initiative. (Concord Monitor)
In order to usher in more grid-scale projects, New Jersey eliminates a solar subsidies cap implemented two years ago. (NJ Spotlight)
Maine farmers are sending their sheep to graze under solar arrays for extra money and low-cost lawn mowing. (Portland Press-Herald)
With more Catholics choosing cremation over burial, solar developers in Connecticut eye their unused cemetery space for possible panel installation. (Connecticut Public Radio)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
Rochester, New York, becomes the largest city in the state to form a community choice aggregation program. (WXXI News)
Although the Rhode Island legislature passed numerous environmental bills this past session, it failed to pass a standard to mandate a 100% renewable energy by 2030. (ecoRI)

FINANCE: New York’s state college system will study fossil fuel divestment options for some of its retirement plans. (WSKG)