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Trump administration moves forward on natural gas rail shipments

PIPELINES: The Trump administration finalizes new rules to allow rail shipment of liquified natural gas, amid pipeline battles in multiple states. (Associated Press)

ALSO:
• A former technician on the Mariner East 2 pipeline admits to falsifying safety records. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• A New Jersey homeowner was given 2 minutes to retrieve her belongings after a pipeline construction mishap damaged her foundation. (NJ.com)
• A pipeline developer plans a new compressor station in New Jersey to increase supply to areas of New York affected by moratoriums on new hookups. (NorthJersey.com)

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NATURAL GAS: Pennsylvania regulators say the state’s impact tax has generated $2 billion in revenue since 2012. (Pennsylvania Business Report)

SOLAR:
• A national campaign aims to require solar panels on all new homes in ten states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. (PV Magazine)
• A 2 MW rooftop solar array is completed at a New Jersey book warehouse. (Solar Power World)
• A Massachusetts church urges residents to take advantage of a local utility’s solar rebates. (Wicked Local)

WIND: The Connecticut Port Authority may use $3 million from a wind developer to find a location for fishing operations displaced by a planned offshore wind hub. (The Day)

CLIMATE:
• Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf extends the deadline for a plan to guide the state’s entry into a regional emissions trading compact. (news release)
• A task force releases the first part of a plan to eliminate carbon emissions on Martha’s Vineyard by 2040. (MV Times)
• Pennsylvania educators aim to update climate change curriculum in schools; the state’s science standards have been in place since 2002. (York Dispatch via AP)

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CLEAN ENERGY: Connecticut’s Green Bank could provide a model for national clean energy funding. (Grist)

COMMENTARY: The Natural Resources Defense Council outlines a plan to electrify New Jersey’s transportation sector.

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