CLIMATE: New York environmentalists cheer a recent Montana court decision affirming the constitutional right to a healthy environment, saying it supports the state’s own green constitutional amendment. (The City)

OIL & GAS: A new University of Pittsburgh study suggests children who live near natural gas wells in western Pennsylvania are more likely to have severe asthma and develop lymphoma. (Associated Press, Inside Climate News)

• A recently signed Delaware law drives advocates’ confidence that the state can soon kick off an offshore wind procurement round. (WHYY)
• As the Inflation Reduction Act turns 1, financially floundering offshore wind projects along the East Coast suggest regional supply chains aren’t where they need to be to achieve federal goals. (S&P Global)

SOLAR: Canton, New York, officials debate whether a planned 240 MW solar farm near their town is still a good idea following a fire at a nearby solar-plus-storage facility three weeks ago. (WWNY)

CLEAN ENERGY: In New York City, residents say regulators need to approve an offshore wind project at a fossil fuel-fired station being converted into a clean energy center to help clean up their Queens neighborhood. (City Limits)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Maine environmentalists petition state environmental officials to require a faster transition to electric passenger vehicles and trucks than the state is currently experiencing, but even some supporters say it could be too quick. (Bangor Daily News)

• The University of Southern Maine opens a Portland residence hall it says is the second-largest Passive House-certified building in the country, and hosts the largest Level Two charging station and indoor bicycle storage facility in the state. (Portland Press Herald)
• The University of Maine at Farmington kicks off an efficiency overhaul to help it reach 97% fossil fuel-free operations through HVAC and building envelope changes. (Mainebiz)
• A New Hampshire YMCA works with the local utility to switch to more efficient lighting and HVAC systems to reduce energy use. (SeaCoast Online)

• Boston kicks off an electric cargo bike delivery program for local businesses in the Allston neighborhood to help reduce the pollution and traffic tied to idling delivery cars and trucks. (Boston Globe)
• Massachusetts expands its electric vehicle incentive program to allow buyers of used automobiles to tap into thousands of dollars worth of rebates. (Boston Globe)
• Vermont expands its electric vehicle rebate program to include any flood-damaged vehicle after extensive flooding swept the state last month. (WCAX)

GRID: New Jersey wants stakeholder input related to facets of its energy storage incentive plan, such as its contentious consideration of utility ownership of storage devices. (RTO Insider, subscription; Utility Dive)

• In Vermont, floods this summer have led to a “historic” number of landslides that have in some cases displaced residents, according to the state geologist, who warns it could happen again as floods become more common. (VT Digger)
• Wet, muddy conditions from floods in Vermont leave hay farmers with the worst growing season in several farmers’ memories. (Valley News)

More from the Energy News Network: Midwest | Southeast | Northeast | West

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.