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OIL & GAS: Several oil and gas refiners agree to a $15 million settlement with Rhode Island’s attorney general over claims they polluted soil and groundwater with a gasoline additive. (Associated Press)

ALSO:
The owner of the Weymouth compressor station in Massachusetts says upgrades are underway to prevent future unplanned gas releases — a repeated issue at the facility. (Wicked Local)
New Jersey environmental groups say the state can’t meet its climate goals if it approves two pending projects: a liquified natural gas terminal and a compressor station. (WHYY)
Pennsylvania’s gas production sector lacks liquified natural gas terminals needed to expand international exports, meaning the state can’t meaningfully help with Europe’s energy crisis as some have suggested. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

COAL: As mercury levels found in fish rise, researchers in Delaware and New Jersey evaluate where and why the levels are strongest and consider that coal-fired plants have historically emitted significant amounts of mercury. (WHYY)

FINANCE: The New York comptroller’s office, which manages the state’s $280 billion pension fund, signals its support of numerous decarbonization shareholder resolutions filed with several large banks. (Reuters)

GRID: The leader of ISO New England discusses the regional grid’s stability and future. (Commonwealth Magazine)

CLEAN ENERGY: The executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island, a clean energy advocacy group, speaks about decarbonizing the area with offshore wind and solar. (Long Island Press)

CLIMATE:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently appointed New England regional administrator discusses the role of environmental justice in climate action and New England’s decarbonization efforts. (VT Digger)
As the climate crisis drives warmer temperatures to Maine earlier, a longer allergy season is expected to aggravate residents. (News Center Maine)
The American Marten is studied in Maine as an “umbrella species” used to understand over 10 other creatures, but its future is in jeopardy amid climate change. (Bangor Daily News)
Delaware will offer climate leadership training to state employees, partnering with a professional organization that established similar programs in Maryland and Pennsylvania. (news release)

TRANSIT: Formerly redlined neighborhoods in New York City still face monumental amounts of air pollution from numerous sources, including transportation, peaking plants and other environmentally negative facilities. (Gothamist)

SOLAR: The Northeast’s largest furniture and mattress retailer will have over 1 MW of rooftop solar panels installed on top of its facilities by this summer. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Hampshire utility regulators set time-of-use rates for electric vehicle charging in two utilities’ territories. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

UTILITIES: A PSE&G station and a NJ Transit bus hub were flooded when a water utility failed to alert officials in Bergen County, New Jersey, of a water release. (News 12 New Jersey)

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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.