OIL & GAS: A federal judge reverses a lower court’s decision that blocked the Biden administration from pausing oil and gas drilling auctions, though provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will likely stop the administration from fully banning new leases. (Washington Post, E&E News)

ALSO: A federal appeals court finds the Delaware attorney general’s climate lawsuit against several major petroleum companies should proceed in state court. (Associated Press)

EQUITY: “We’ve been sold out:” Environmental justice advocates, including some on President Biden’s advisory council, condemn concessions in the new climate law that could harm marginalized communities. (Politico)

• New rules in the Inflation Reduction Act immediately changed what electric vehicles are eligible for federal tax credits, and that list will further transform come 2023. (New York Times)
Ford’s electric F-150 generates buzz among truck owners, car dealers and economic developers in the Georgia county where its batteries are being built, though availability and affordability concerns remain. (New York Times)

PIPELINES: Activists continue their fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline even after Sen. Joe Manchin conditioned his approval of federal climate legislation on its completion. (VPM)

SOLAR: Illinois is one of five states where the U.S. Department of Energy is piloting a program to expand community solar to low-income households by linking it to an existing energy assistance program. (Vxartnews)

• A coalition of offshore wind developers, manufacturers and labor groups sees vast economic potential near North Carolina after Democrats’ climate package lifts a 10-year moratorium on offshore wind energy leasing. (Coastal Review)
• Wyoming scientists work to find ways to mitigate wind power facilities’ effects on golden eagles through better siting and turbine design. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR: The Tennessee Valley Authority signs an agreement with a Canadian nuclear power group to develop and build 300 MW small modular reactors. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

GRID: The Energy Department announces $45 million for research projects that will develop cybersecurity technologies to protect the power sector. (The Hill)

BIOFUELS: A major expansion of tax credits in the federal law for companies that capture and store carbon also could benefit the ethanol industry if carbon pipeline projects move forward. (Reuters)

OVERSIGHT: The state’s consumer advocate says Ohio residents face “more unwelcome delay” in getting details about the HB6 corruption scandal as federal prosecutors ask state regulators to pause their investigations. (Vxartnews/Eye on Ohio)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Vxartnews 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.