OFFSHORE WIND: Federal regulators complete the 880 MW Revolution Wind project’s final environmental review, suggesting a “preferred alternative” reducing the number of turbines but maintaining the power production goal. (Hartford Courant)

Avangrid will pay $48 million to three Massachusetts utilities to cancel its Commonwealth Wind power purchase agreement following its assertion that recent economic tailwinds make it financially nonviable. (CommonWealth Magazine)
A Brown University environmental studies professor fears activists who inaccurately attribute whale deaths to offshore wind development are being taken advantage of by right-wing think tanks. (The Guardian)
Ocean City, Maryland, will pay a consultancy $175,000 to examine the proposed Ocean Wind I project for potentially negative impacts. (WBOC)

EQUITY: The University of Connecticut and a state agency release a mapping tool to visualize socioeconomic factors, pollution exposure and health disparities in environmental justice communities. (Energy News Network)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Jersey’s governor says new administrative rules will soon be published to end internal combustion engine vehicle sales starting in 2035 and implement manufacturer electric vehicle sales targets between 2026 and then. (New Jersey Monitor)

GRID: Massachusetts’ energy siting board approves two battery energy systems with a combined capacity of 400 MW following debate as to whether the board had jurisdiction over such technology. (PV Magazine)

• Deadly flash flooding outside of Philadelphia this weekend that left five dead and several missing serves as “the new benchmark” for the local fire chief, saying it surpassed Hurricane Ida in terms of intensity. (WHYY)
• Farmers from Connecticut through Vermont and New Hampshire deal with the aftermath of recent flooding on their fields, crops and livelihoods. (VT Digger, Concord Monitor, CT Mirror)

MINING: As the U.S. looks to shore up domestic lithium sources, Maine environmentalists debate whether mining a massive deposit at Plumbago Mountain would do more harm than good. (Maine Monitor)

WILDFIRES: As Northeast cities grapple with extended poor air quality as Canadian wildfires continue, many workers lack protections to ensure their health and safety. (Stateline)

• In Pennsylvania, a nonpartisan committee will study how other states structure their natural gas severance taxes, reviving an old debate on whether the state should adopt such a levy. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• A gas industry leader ties Pennsylvania’s declining gas productivity to permitting challenges, but a clean energy advocate says low prices are actually to blame. (Center Square)

• A New Hampshire coastal education program works to show people how seaweed can be integrated into their lives as climate change threatens the region’s seafood industry. (Concord Monitor)
• Recent data show water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rose to record highs in March and April, a continuation of serious warming. (Maine Public)

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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.