CLIMATE: ExxonMobil must face the climate lawsuit Massachusetts’ attorney general brought against it, the state’s top court decides. (The Guardian)
• A federal appeals court rules for the second time that a state court can hear Rhode Island’s climate lawsuit against major oil and gas corporations. (Providence Journal)
• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts an above-average number of Atlantic hurricanes this year, the seventh straight year of abnormal activity. (NJ Spotlight)
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SOLAR: A land trust will purchase a Finger Lakes property with a largely undeveloped shoreline from a local utility, with the trust noting it’s considering building a 200-acre solar farm. (Ithaca Voice)
• NJ Transit escaped record-high fuel costs because it hedged its diesel fuel prices long before the price spike, the agency’s executive director tells a state committee. (NJ Spotlight)
• Low ridership and fare collection figures are making it difficult for New York City’s transit agency to stretch federal funds into 2025 like it previously planned. (Streetsblog NYC)
• Shop owners along a commercial corridor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, continue to fight plans to remove nearly all parking spots in favor of protected bicycling lanes. (Boston Globe)
• A small coastal Maryland town is close to establishing a trolley circuit along a 3.5-mile route. (Baltimore Sun)
WIND: A judge throws out New York agency’s lawsuit against multiple contractors over installed wind turbines that stopped working, deciding staff both waited too long to sue and failed to establish culpability. (Buffalo News)
UTILITIES: Two upstate New York towns consider organizing community choice aggregation programs for residents if the power they get could be cheaper and greener. (Rochester City Newspaper)
• A nonprofit’s new report finds that regional transmission project cooperation could lower costs for ratepayers across New England and New York. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
• A Maine environmental board reschedules two critical permit appeal meetings to late July. (Sun Journal)