FOSSIL FUELS: A Maine oil and gas industry group’s pledge on “energy choice” —  the idea that residents won’t be prevented from using fossil fuels or other energy sources — has signatories including the current Democratic governor and her Republican opponent. (Bangor Daily News)

ALSO: Two New York City councilmembers introduce a resolution objecting to National Grid’s plan to construct a gas vaporizer expansion at their Newtown Creek facility. (Brooklyn Eagle)

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CLIMATE:
Pennsylvania climate groups warn that a bill ending the right to abortion could also be used to stop environmental regulations passed by the executive branch. (Capital & Main)
Despite fears that the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine will become uninhabitable for one of the state’s most iconic (and tasty) creatures, lobster catches are still coming in strong. (Washington Post)
Across New England, federal agriculture officials are funding large commercial and small woodland owners to store more carbon in their forests through “climate-smart forest products.” (Associated Press)

TRANSIT: Boston’s transit agency says its next fiscal year operating budget has an over $200 million hole to plug, but few resources are available to bridge the gap. (Boston Globe)

AFFORDABILITY:
Pennsylvania regulators unanimously agree to a full investigation into Philadelphia Gas Works’ rates after some customers received massive weather normalization rate bills earlier this summer. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
UGI settles with Pennsylvania regulators to raise its base rate in two step increments, within months of approving two other rate increases. (LehighValley Business; Lehigh Valley Live)

NUCLEAR: In New Jersey, environmentalists are upset that the company decommissioning the Oyster Creek nuclear facility released roughly 24,000 gallons of wastewater with low-level radiation. (Asbury Park Press)

WIND: In New York, the Port of Oswego and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally agree to a $600,000 harbor deepening project that will, among other things, help transport wind turbine parts. (NNY360)

GRID:
In Massachusetts, the Electric Power Research Institute’s outdoor laboratory pushes grid equipment to its limits to observe its weaknesses in the face of more extreme weather. (E&E News)
A religious order in New Britain, Connecticut, completes a small microgrid project with solar panels, battery storage capacity and an emergency gas generator. (news release)

SOLAR: A developer finishes constructing a 6.5 MW community solar array just north of Portland that will connect to Central Maine Power. (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.