ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting the federal government’s emissions oversight leaves some New Jersey observers wondering how environmental justice communities like Newark’s Ironbound will be impacted. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO: As a developer seeks to transform a former Philadelphia refinery site, a predominantly Black neighborhood strives for justice over chronic health concerns residents say are tied to a facility explosion. (Inside Climate News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Pennsylvania’s state House passes a bill barring state environmental officials from permitting wind turbines that might interfere with the military’s activities without federal authorization. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
An independent consultancy’s new report suggests Eversource had a conflict of interest during the most recent wind farm solicitation and contract process. (Boston Globe)

GAS: New York officials reject an air emission permit for a cryptocurrency operation that would repurpose a shuttered gas power plant in the Finger Lakes area, but the digital miner says it will appeal the decision. (Times Union)

CLIMATE:
More than half of Massachusetts’ hospitals pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. (WBUR)
Massachusetts energy officials release a potential strategy for meeting the state’s emissions reduction targets and becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. (Utility Dive)
The National Park Service plans to rebuild a seawall and sidewalks around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., to increase the popular area’s climate resiliency. (DCist)
A new research center at the University of Maine will focus on issues facing wild blueberries and the harvesting industry, including climate change impacts. (Mainebiz)

SOLAR:
• A solar developer and a Massachusetts town battle over whether the developer’s claimed agricultural plans for a local site are actually a future solar array in disguise. (Berkshire Eagle)
• A Canadian french fry processor plans to build enough solar gardens around a northern Maine potato processing plant to power half the facility. (Portland Press Herald)
• Two teenage brothers say their business venture into solar-powered electric lawn mowing is booming in their town near Portland, Maine. (Portland Press Herald)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Jersey utility regulators plan to lower the maximum residential electric vehicle subsidy the state can award to ensure more drivers can receive some financial incentive. (Asbury Park Press)

AFFORDABILITY: Pennsylvania utility regulators order Philadelphia Gas Works to refund around $12 million to customers who received excessive weather normalization adjustments fees on their May bills. (WHYY)

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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.