LEGAL: A federal appeals court rejects Exxon Mobil’s bid to have the climate endangerment lawsuit that Connecticut brought against it heard in federal court. (E&E News)



  • Chesapeake Utilities agrees to acquire a Florida gas utility for $932 million, a deal that significantly expands the Delaware-based utility’s Florida presence. (Delaware Business Times)
  • Citing public health concerns under the status quo, a large Maine nurses union signals its support to takeover the state’s investor-owned utilities and form a public power authority. (Maine Morning Star)

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania regulators want the public’s opinion on a proposed settlement with a natural gas operator that would see the company pay a $100,000 civil penalty for its role in a 2020 house explosion. (Observer-Reporter)

HEAT: New Jersey lacks heat-related workforce protections at the state level, leaving thousands of farmworkers vulnerable as experts predict heat-related deaths will rise in the next 30 years. (WNYC)

HYDROPOWER: In Pennsylvania, environmentalists praise the demolition of a former hydroelectric dam that impeded fish passage and recreation on the Susquehanna River. (Bay Journal)

BUILDINGS: Vermont officials rush to help residents whose heating sources were damaged during summer floods before the winter heating season begins. (NBC 5)

GRID: Rhode Island regulators authorize Rhode Island Energy to spend $153 million to replace hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial electricity meters with smarter, close-to-real-time models. (Providence Journal)



  • Lebanon, New Hampshire, seeks $5.2 million in federal funds to build dozens of public charging stations, a project that would exponentially increase the state’s total vehicle charging capacity. (Valley News)
  • The University of Connecticut plans to install 18 new electric vehicle chargers, make repairs at 70 other stations, in addition to installing a hydrogen fuel dispenser and two large fuel cells. (news release)

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Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.