OIL & GAS: Activists want Philadelphia’s transit system to be subject to tougher air pollution restrictions for a gas-fired generator it operates in a predominantly Black neighborhood as the facility’s permit comes up for renewal. (WHYY)

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania regulators order Sunoco to pay a $660,000 penalty for water contamination caused by the Mariner East pipeline’s development between 2018 and 2021. (Allegheny Front)

• A fire at an upstate New York solar farm continued to burn over the weekend, but officials say residents shouldn’t be concerned with air or groundwater pollution or potential health impacts. (Times Union, WWNY)
• Maryland developers want to install 16.7 MW worth of solar panels on a quarry at an active mine in Franklin and Monroe townships, New Jersey. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)
• Residents of a Delaware agricultural county see financial benefits from lease agreements with a solar company, but some in the community are opposed to the plans because it could outprice farmers looking to rent land. (Delaware Journalism Collaborative)

• Two anti-wind groups sue Ørsted and the state of New Jersey over granted tax breaks they allege are unconstitutional. (Reuters)
• In Maine, it’s unclear what ratepayers’ offshore wind power costs will — or should — look like going forward as state utility regulators deliberate over a potential power purchase agreement for a floating offshore wind project. (Portland Press Herald)
• A Vermont wind farm no longer must report bird and bat mortalities after regulators say its data show markedly lower strikes than similar projects in the Northeast. (Vermont Public)

• A federal appeals court rejects a Rhode Island developer’s arguments against federal regulators’ decision that the company should bear $18 million in transmission interconnection charges for four solar projects of 40 MW total. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Two 15 MWh energy storage facilities come online in New York City. (news release)

• Connecticut says its battery electric buses will return to service today after about a year off the streets because of a national recall. (news release)
• In Maine, the Pendleton Yacht Yard teams up with a local nonprofit focused on coastal communities to debut a new electric boat they say helps both the environment and business resilience. (Mainebiz)

• Officials in several Portland-area municipalities consider creating a new bus rapid transit route with 10-20 minute headways that would connect the Maine city with several suburbs. (Maine Public Radio)
• Boston’s transit system is six years ahead of its overall emissions reductions schedule, but its board has only just voted to electrify its buses and commuter rail operations. (CommonWealth Magazine)

BUILDINGS: In New Hampshire, a grant program created in 2018 has helped disadvantaged public schools complete four energy efficiency projects, leading to thousands of dollars in annual savings. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

HEAT: A 32-day-long heat wave in Portland has finally passed, with a meteorologist attributing the hotter overnight lows to heavier rainfall than usual. (Portland Press Herald)

• A University of Maryland Eastern Shore professor advances work on saltwater-resistant crops as the state’s agricultural sector is threatened by climate change and sea level rise. (Delmarva Now)
• Federal and state officials tell Vermont farmers to thoroughly document and report losses or damage related to recent flooding to help build a case for more relief funds. (E&E News)
• New York is becoming an epicenter of a rare and frequently fatal fungal infection that scientists say is becoming more common under rising temperatures. (Grist)

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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.