POLITICS: The White House sees more work ahead on permitting reform after it compromises with Republicans to include speedier environmental reviews for energy projects in a bill to raise the debt ceiling. (E&E News)

• Some Democratic lawmakers are skeptical whether there’s a path forward on strengthening the power grid after the debt ceiling bill fails to mandate quicker transmission deployment. (E&E News)
• Climate advocates decry the debt ceiling bill, saying it includes “poison pills” for environmental oversight and the “climate-killing” advancement of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (Grist, E&E News)
• Sen. Joe Manchin thinks Congress will “absolutely” pass the debt ceiling bill in a vote expected today, despite criticism from both sides of the aisle. (The Hill)

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• State Farm’s withdrawal from California highlights a larger trend of insurance companies raising rates or outright refusing to sell coverage in areas threatened by climate change. (E&E News, New York Times)
• Some Ohio State University students worry that a new state law designating climate change as a “controversial belief or policy” will jeopardize future student recruitment. (Inside Climate News)

EFFICIENCY: Experts say a federal initiative to retrofit public housing units with energy-efficient improvements will need a lot more funding than the $837.5 million it’s currently allocated. (Grist)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Some New Hampshire car dealers aren’t receiving electric vehicles because manufacturers are prioritizing shipments to states with zero- and low-emission vehicle adoption mandates. (Concord Monitor)

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• A federal judge is considering whether to shut down a section of Line 5 based on soil erosion in Wisconsin that could cause a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes and on tribal land. (E&E News)
• Stanford University researchers travel to 10 cities in the U.S. and abroad to test how air pollution from gas stoves can spread throughout an apartment. (New York Times)
• Environmental groups celebrate a $40 million penalty against a BP subsidiary for allegedly violating federal pollution laws at an Indiana oil refinery. (Indianapolis Star)

• Communities can now apply for a share of $400 million in federal grants to pay for electric, propane and compressed natural gas buses. (Utility Dive)
• A Richmond, Virginia, city councilor explains how eliminating parking space requirements for developers is expected to help slow sprawl, lower transportation emissions, and boost affordable housing. (Energy News Network)
• A consumer class-action lawsuit accuses Delta Air Lines of falsely claiming to be the world’s “first carbon-neutral airline,” saying the benefits of its carbon offsets have been exaggerated. (Associated Press)

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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.