OIL & GAS: An advocacy group’s new report finds the community where a planned Massachusetts peaker plant would be constructed already faces elevated rates of serious diseases and health concerns. (WBUR)

ALSO: Lansing, New York, voters approve a plan to reduce gas demand within local schools. (Ithaca Voice)

COAL:
• Two environmental groups find in a new report that Maryland’s Prince George’s County has the country’s most polluting coal ash waste dump. (Baltimore Sun, subscription)
• A Pennsylvania township commemorates the 100th anniversary of a coal mining disaster that killed 77 people and the mining safety labor laws that it spurred. (Indiana Gazette)

OFFSHORE WIND: Massachusetts regulators reject Avangrid’s request to postpone their approval of contracts between the Commonwealth Wind developer and several New England utilities over economic viability concerns. (E&E News, subscription)

CLIMATE:
• Environmental groups say they’re funneling millions into Pennsylvania’s midterm elections because the state’s consequential climate-related decisions make it a “must-win race” for Democrats. (State Impact Pennsylvania)
• Climate skepticism abounds in rural Washington County, Maine, although some are optimistic that focusing on cost savings from efficiency changes could help turn the tide. (Maine Public Radio)
• Maine cities saw record-breaking heat this past weekend, with temperatures in the 70s — a rarity in a state known for its chilly fall and winter conditions. (Portland Press Herald)

SOLAR: Over 1,400 signatures have been submitted to the Massachusetts governor’s office seeking a moratorium on large solar farm subsidies to protect forest and farmland. (State House News Service)

TRANSIT: In New Haven, Connecticut, bus riders want the state to make permanent a temporary fare holiday put in place because of rising gas prices and inflation. (New Haven Register)

UTILITIES: In Rhode Island, the Providence City Council agrees to ask the city’s public works department to stop giving a utility any permits for construction and maintenance projects because it has improperly repaired damaged sidewalks and roadways. (WPRI)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Eversource’s chief executive warns that many Connecticut residents may see their electricity supply costs jump this January. (New Haven Register)
• A Maine news outlet compares leading gubernatorial candidates’ strategies to bring down energy costs. (WMTW)
• New York’s Westchester County will suspend its home energy usage sales tax from December through February to help residents combat high heating costs. (Rockland/Westchester Journal News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Dozens of people were hurt during a New York City apartment building blaze that officials say was caused by a micromobility device’s lithium-ion battery; the city has seen nearly 200 such fires this year. (CNN)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.