OIL & GAS: Oil companies have left behind more than 14,000 potentially leaking wells in the Gulf of Mexico that could cost more than $30 billion to plug, researchers find. (New York Times)

• A Shell refinery in Texas that caught fire last weekend malfunctioned at least four times since 2022, sparking criticism of a state law that relieves companies of liability for pollution events reported as accidents or emergencies. (Inside Climate News)
• Democrats urge the Biden administration to revamp permitting for liquefied natural gas projects to give more weight to environmental risks. (The Hill)

• The Biden administration dedicates $3 billion to electrifying operations at U.S. ports and another $1 billion to cutting heavy-duty truck emissions, with a goal of reducing pollution in neighborhoods near shipping hubs. (Reuters)
• State attorneys general sign on to a letter urging the federal government to do more to regulate emissions from gas stoves. (WTOP)

Xcel Energy proposes adding a 250 MW solar array to an already approved 460 MW solar buildout at a soon-to-retire Minnesota coal plant, which would result in one of the largest solar complexes in the country. (Star Tribune)
A U.S. Army base in Hawaii plans to install solar-plus-battery-storage “clusters” on 200 homes beginning in July. (Stars & Stripes)  

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Republicans and environmentalists accuse the Biden administration of subverting Congress by using mineral trade agreements to secure more electric vehicle battery materials. (E&E News)

• A deputy for President Biden’s re-election campaign says explaining the vast public benefits of multiple federal climate change policies this term will be a key challenge for the campaign. (E&E News)
• Observers accuse Republicans of holding a needed federal debt ceiling increase “hostage” unless Democrats agree to cut climate spending. (Guardian)

CLEAN ENERGY: Just as federal subsidies are set to supercharge Texas’ booming wind and solar industries, Republican state lawmakers consider new rules and permitting requirements to restrict renewables while bolstering natural gas. (Washington Post, Texas Monthly)

OFFSHORE WIND: A group of seven developers proposes an underwater transmission corridor that would serve U.S. and Canadian wind farms off the Northeast coast. (Power Engineering)

EFFICIENCY: Insulation manufacturers urge the U.S. Energy Department to more heavily promote tax credits for building efficiency improvements. (Utility Dive)

NUCLEAR: A Gallup survey finds 55% of U.S. adults support nuclear power, up slightly from the year before. (Grist)

BIOGAS: A Massachusetts company that builds biodigesters to turn supermarket waste into biogas is planning a major expansion with support from new federal incentives and an investment from Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. (Canary Media)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.