OIL & GAS: A Pittsburgh-area family sues Chevron and several manufacturers after researchers find fracking on their property left behind high levels “forever chemicals” that allegedly led to major health issues. (WTAE)

ALSO: As Dominion Energy looks to reverse several years of underperforming stocks, the utility reportedly may sell its shares in the Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. (Bloomberg News)

CLIMATE:
• The sustainability director of Ithaca, New York, departs his position despite international acclaim for his work, citing a lack of local governmental support and microaggressions. (Ithaca Voice)
• Environmental advocates say New York City’s climate adaptation plan doesn’t go far enough to address future needs or seem to even fulfill the requirements of the law that spurred it. (The City)
• Mainers are reporting springtime-like plant growth this week amid an unseasonably hot week that experts attribute to climate change. (Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Radio)
• Researchers at universities in Maine and New Hampshire study whether arctic char, a cold-weather fish, will adapt to warming waters. (News Center Maine)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Eversource says it won’t need to renegotiate its Revolution Wind contracts because it filed what it characterized as appropriate initial prices. (CT Examiner)
• Mayflower Wind tells Massachusetts officials it will carry on with the project after the state rejects a Mayflower-supported request from a different wind developer to renegotiate contracts. (Boston.com)
• In Massachusetts, an upcoming virtual public meeting will allow those living near what will become the Salem Offshore Wind Terminal to learn more about the site’s local impacts. (Patch)

CRYPTOCURRENCY: New York’s governor hasn’t signed a cryptocurrency mining moratorium that has been on her desk for five months, worrying climate experts that the power-hungry facilities could soon come back online. (Gothamist)

TRANSPORTATION: New York considers a clean fuel standard to incentivize electrification and low-carbon transportation fuels, but observers raise concerns about environmental justice impacts and actual emissions reductions. (Politico)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• After another New York City fire related to lithium-ion batteries, a professor and a battery industry spokesperson explain the factors behind seemingly spontaneous combustion. (NBC New York)
• Two Delaware agencies will host several virtual public meetings next week to inform residents of ways the state plans to reduce transportation emissions, including by expanding electric vehicle infrastructure. (news release)

GRID: National Grid and Copper Labs say real-time meter measurements and targeted messaging can help lower energy demand amid extreme weather. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

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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.