CLIMATE BILL: House Democrats unanimously pass the Inflation Reduction Act, sending the largest climate spending package in U.S. history to President Biden’s desk. (New York Times)

ALSO:
• Young climate advocates tell Congress that “your work is not finished” — and some Democratic lawmakers agree. (New York Times, E&E News)
• Under the climate package, permitting decisions by state agencies would ultimately decide how much and how quickly emissions are reduced. (HuffPost)
A few Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about human-caused climate change, but none have explained why they voted against Democrats’ climate bill. (Politico)

CLIMATE: A nonprofit’s analysis estimates millions more Americans will likely face three or more consecutive days of 100-degree-plus heat over the next 30 years, with a dangerous “heat belt” likely to emerge through the South and Midwest. (Washington Post, Axios)

COAL: A judge reinstates an Obama-era pause on new coal leasing on federal land, saying the Trump administration failed to study the environmental effects of allowing more mining. (Washington Post)

PIPELINES: Experts say measures U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin sought to secure alongside Democrats’ climate bill to boost the long-delayed, over-budget Mountain Valley Pipeline won’t necessarily guarantee its completion. (Roanoke Times)

LITHIUM: Mining organizations say the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax break for companies that produce lithium, nickel, cobalt and other critical minerals will be a boon for the industry. (E&E News)

OVERSIGHT: The White House’s regulatory office has failed to review five proposed appliance efficiency standards in the allotted 90-day period, leading climate advocates to fear more standards will fall through the cracks. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Auto companies are pouring billions of dollars into electric vehicle and battery factories in Southeast states, changing the landscape of towns and the industry’s workforce, supply chain and logistics. (CNBC)

WIND: After being stuck in legal limbo for more than two years, backers of the first Great Lakes offshore wind project work to revive their plans following a favorable Ohio Supreme Court ruling last week. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS:
• The federal Bureau of Land Management pauses oil and gas leasing on 2.2 million acres in Colorado to settle an environmentalists’ lawsuit alleging the agency failed to consider its leasing plan’s climate impacts. (KSL)
• Researchers using infrared cameras detect up to 40 separate oil and gas facility leaks in Los Angeles County residential and commercial areas. (Capital & Main)

SOLAR: Commercial solar project supporters in rural Ohio are often outnumbered by neighbors and others seeking to halt developments. (Inside Climate News)

GRID: New York regulators authorize multiple transmission projects, including a $1.2 billion transmission rebuild and new transmission facilities for a 291 MW wind farm. (Utility Dive)

COMMENTARY: A climate economist highlights how the Inflation Reduction Act will make it cheaper — but not necessarily easier — for more Americans to make efficient home improvements. (New York Times)

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