OVERSIGHT: The U.S. EPA plans to institute new limits on coal ash, ozone and other pollutants to encourage coal plant retirements while avoiding regulatory restrictions instituted under the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling. (Reuters)

CLIMATE BILL:
• Top economists and industry executives helped convince Sen. Joe Manchin to support climate action even after conservatives privately praised him for scuttling his party’s reconciliation bill. (Washington Post)
• While Democrats’ climate bill alone will only have a small impact on global warming, it will likely improve air quality and could spur action from other countries. (Washington Post)
• Sen. Joe Manchin is likely to highlight carbon capture and hydrogen provisions in Democrats’ climate bill when selling it to his Republican home state, a law professor says. (New York Times)
• Provisions in Democrats’ climate bill could incentivize efficient home improvements in a way President Biden’s executive order boosting heat pump production still hasn’t. (E&E News)

CLIMATE:
Hurricanes hitting New York City, Washington, D.C., and Miami-Dade County could expose far more people to flooding in the coming decades as sea levels rise, an analysis of hurricane flood maps finds. (NPR)
The U.S. House approves bills to increase wildfire preparedness and fight Western drought, sending them to President Biden. (E&E News)
At least 28 people have died in flooding in eastern Kentucky and more rain is expected as communities reel from the damage. (Lexington Herald-Leader, NPR)

UTILITIES:
Ohio nonprofit executives praise a natural gas supplier as it seeks to raise rates and fixed charges, which often disproportionately affect people who rely on the nonprofits for services. (Energy News Network)
As state legislators consider giving the New York Power Authority greater ability to build renewables to reduce ratepayer costs, utility officials say the task is better left to private developers who can take advantage of tax credits. (Utility Dive)
Out-of-state utility interests pump tens of thousands of dollars into a Minnesota state Senate race to back a first-time GOP candidate who is the wife of Xcel Energy’s former CEO. (Energy and Policy Institute)

POLITICS:
Fossil fuel industry groups spend record amounts to oust a Washington state lawmaker who has led efforts to ban natural gas hookups and electrify buildings. (HuffPost)
An ethics watchdog’s report finds New Mexico’s oil and gas industry spent millions of dollars on primary campaigns for governor and other state offices. (Carlsbad Current-Argus)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• California leads the U.S. in electric vehicle ownership, holding 39% of all registered EVs, suggesting the country as a whole is far from an EV tipping point. (Axios)
• Hyundai plans to produce eight more electric vehicle models by 2030, many of which will be built at its recently announced Georgia factory. (Savannah Morning News)

GRID: A recent batch of regional transmission projects approved by grid operator MISO includes a $689 million line from southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. (Mankato Free Press)

TRANSIT: Amtrak resumes service to Burlington, Vermont, after a seven-decade pause, extending the rail route into New York City by almost 70 miles. (Vermont Business Magazine)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.