CLIMATE BILL: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will support Democrats’ climate package after party leaders agreed to drop a tax increase on wealthy investors and change a corporate tax provision; the Senate will vote on the bill tomorrow. (New York Times, E&E News)

ALSO:
• “It’s a hard pill to swallow” — landowners who’ve been fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline for years are disappointed congressional leaders will allow completion of the project to win Sen. Joe Manchin’s support of a climate bill. (ProPublica/Mountain State Spotlight)
• Permitting reforms likely to advance as part of Manchin and Democrats’ climate deal will make it harder for states and tribes to beat back pipelines and other energy projects they don’t want. (E&E News)
• Build Back Better priorities abandoned in the climate bill may make a comeback in other legislation as Democrats look to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (E&E News)

FINANCE: Republican state treasurers around the U.S. are cutting ties with banks seeking to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and otherwise fighting climate efforts, driven by a little-known nonprofit that once focused on routine financial tasks. (New York Times)

UTILITIES:
• Reports detailing Florida Power & Light’s hiring of a political consulting firm that attacked the utility’s opponents could jeopardize the reputation of its subsidiary NextEra Energy — the largest clean energy generator in the country. (Inside Climate News)
• Oklahoma is among the states that allows utilities to charge “onerous security deposits” that punish poor people already struggling to pay their monthly bills. (Frontier/Curbside Chronicle)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Around the U.S. and in Detroit, charging stations are primarily being deployed in affluent areas with small minority populations, posing challenges and safety concerns for people of color seeking to charge their vehicles. (BridgeDetroit)
Sales of plug-in hybrids are growing amid rising gasoline prices and as automakers struggle to make enough fully electric vehicles to meet demand. (New York Times)
• Tesla appears to have lost the affordable electric vehicle race to General Motors, which will soon offer models below $30,000. (Forbes)

CLIMATE:
• Environmental groups urge federal regulators to keep climate change in mind as they update an anti-redlining law. (E&E News)
• Federal meteorologists predict an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. (Axios)
At least half of New York City’s cooling centers weren’t open during a late July heat wave, with more than 80% closed on Sundays, according to the city’s comptroller. (Gothamist)

NUCLEAR: The California battle over whether to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant running past its planned 2025 retirement date is a bellwether for other nations looking for low-carbon power sources. (VICE)

SOLAR: A rural Indiana landowner finds financial stability after leasing his property for a 7 MW solar project. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS: A new study commissioned by Pennsylvania health officials finds that the practice of spreading fracking wastewater on rural dirt roads isn’t effective as intended and endangers health. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.