EMISSIONS: Two ongoing lawsuits have forced Pennsylvania to skip seven carbon credit auctions since joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in early 2022, a delay environmentalists say has cost the state $1.5 billion. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

• Officials in downeast Maine prepare for the possible landfall of Hurricane Lee, which may be the strongest hurricane to hit the state since 1991. (Bangor Daily News)
• A Central Maine Power official warns that an extremely wet summer has stressed out trees, meaning they may be more prone to fall during Hurricane Lee. (WABI)

• Watchdog groups working in Pennsylvania use high-tech infrared cameras to track emissions at gas drilling sites, helping residents validate their health concerns. (Public Source)
• Pennsylvania residents living near fracking operations continue to struggle with debilitating health problems after state lawmakers shelved a bill that would restrict where fracking can occur. (Public Source)

• A federal agency provides Ørsted’s Ocean Wind I project with a construction authorization that includes whale and dolphin protection measures and incidental harm guidelines. (NJ Advance Media)
• Vineyard Wind I workers start the offshore wind project’s turbine installation phase. (news release)
• Some conservationists continue to push back against state officials’ consideration of using Maine’s heavily forested Sears Island for an offshore wind port. (News Center Maine)
• Some residents of a western New York town begin organizing against the early development process for a potentially 200 MW wind farm, citing environmental and health impacts. (Buffalo News)
• A New Jersey economic development agency will grant almost $400,000 to the New Jersey Institute of Technology to help develop two offshore wind graduate certificate programs. (news release)

CRYPTOMINING: As a gas-fired New York cryptomining operation in the Finger Lakes region appeals the rejection of its air permit renewal, the company continues to mine Bitcoin and bank profits. (Gothamist)

SOLAR: A solar developer secures $91 million in new financing to construct five agrivoltaic facilities in Massachusetts. (PV Magazine)

TRANSPORTATION: Maryland transportation officials say the state will face a $2 billion shortfall to build already approved projects starting in 2025. (Washington Post)

FLOODS: This week’s flash floods in Massachusetts show that heavy rains spurred by climate change are becoming a new normal. (Boston Globe)

COMMENTARY: The acting director of the Sierra Club’s Massachusetts chapter writes that utilities are undermining the state’s climate goals as they continue trying to build gas infrastructure. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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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.