COURTS: Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court rules the state’s governor overextended his power by signing the state up for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, calling it an illegal tax; environmentalists want the matter appealed to the state’s top court. (Spotlight PA, The Hill, Bay Journal)


PIPELINES: Pennsylvania’s attorney general criminally charges Equitrans for failing to investigate and repair a known natural gas leak that led to a 2018 house explosion. (Trib Live)


  • As New York City’s transit agency works to get a traffic congestion tolling program underway, the mayor of nearby Fort Lee, New Jersey, files a federal lawsuit claiming the plan would increase his state’s air pollution. (Gothamist)
  • As Boston’s South Coast suburbs watch construction develop a long-awaited commuter rail line to bring them downtown, some question if the project will benefit the existing local communities. (WBUR)
  • Officials in New York City look to the waterways to transport goods between the islands to help decongest and mitigate pollution along its busy highways. (City Limits)

FOSSIL FUELS: In Philadelphia’s southwest suburbs, a majority Black city already overburdened with pollution fights back against plans to build a $6 billion liquefied natural gas terminal on its waterfront. (Environmental Health News)

HYDROPOWER: FirstLight Power signs a contract with a municipal Massachusetts utility to provide roughly a third of the output of a 42.6 MW hydroelectric station in Connecticut. (news release)

BUILDINGS: To help decarbonize its campus, the University of Maine at Orono proposes upgrading its on-site steam plant to run on “eco-friendly liquid and gas fuels.” (Mainebiz)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: In New York City, officials celebrate the opening of a new electric vehicle charging station with 14 fast plugs in a Queens neighborhood. (QNS)

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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.