CLIMATE: Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoes a bill requiring the state to meet emissions targets that would have given citizens the right to sue the state if it failed. (VT Digger)

ALSO: New York environmental groups will release a report that says the state can help meet its climate goals by eliminating some tax breaks for fossil fuels and encouraging more use of renewable resources. (City & State)

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EMISSIONS: A board in Pennsylvania passes a draft resolution for the state to join a regional emissions cap-and-trade agreement, opening a 60-day public comment period. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

• An analyst says a Pennsylvania order for the rerouting of a section of the Mariner East pipeline will delay but not stop the project as the developer will need to acquire new rights-of-way. (Platts)
• A Massachusetts congressman calls for the shutdown of a pipeline compressor for further oversight after an unplanned natural gas release during testing. (Patriot-Ledger)

• A solar developer will pay a Rhode Island town $802,000 as they reach an agreement to allow a project to be built and drop all lawsuits stemming from it. (Providence Business News)
• A state regulator says a Maryland solar project can be built on 100 acres of farmland, ruling that a county law regulating such projects was too restrictive. (Frederick News-Post)
• New Hampshire regulators start hearings today on a 30 MW solar array, which would be the largest project in the state. (SentinelSource)
• A new poll says 80% of Pennsylvania voters approve pending legislation that would allow community solar projects in the state. (Solar Power World)

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OIL & GAS: Opponents of a liquified natural gas export terminal hope a decision by three governors to delay the project leads to its eventual demise. (NJ Spotlight)

• An editorial board says regulators should kill a liquified natural gas export terminal in New Jersey that would rely on a Pennsylvania liquefaction facility without adequate transportation infrastructure.  (Citizens’ Voice)
Connecticut is drilling a “dry well” in its lawsuit against Exxon as climate change is too complex of an issue to lay blame on one company, an editorialist says. (The Day)
• A labor advocate for infrastructure investment says recent storms in New York and New Jersey highlight the vulnerability of an energy system that still needs construction of natural gas pipelines. (

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.