PUBLIC LANDS: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announces plans to move the Bureau of Land Management’s national headquarters from Colorado back to Washington, D.C., though the agency will retain a Western base in Grand Junction. (Colorado Sun)

Pacific Gas & Electric warns it likely will shut off power today to thousands of Northern California customers as forecasted dry winds increase fire risks. (Sacramento Bee)
PG&E says it has updated its safety settings to allow it to shut off power more quickly in high-risk fire areas to avoid igniting another Dixie-like blaze. (Bloomberg)
The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe sues Seattle Light & Power for claiming it’s creating green power while operating hydroelectric dams that block salmon passage. (Associated Press)

• Arizona’s Salt River Project brings its 25 MW battery storage installation online. (KTAR)
• Western Washington storms damage power lines and other equipment, leaving 85,000 households without power. (KING 5)

SOLAR: The world’s longest-running thermal solar facility, located in the Mojave Desert, begins to retire most of its generating capacity. (Energy Information Administration)

Colorado regulators advance a plan to implement complex and untested “intensity targets” to cut methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, despite environmentalists’ criticism that the rule doesn’t reduce emissions quickly enough. (Colorado Sun)  
New Mexico environmentalists and state lawmakers criticize the state’s Democratic U.S. senators for not opposing $121 billion in fossil fuel subsidies in the congressional budget reconciliation bill. (Santa Fe New Mexican)

A Northern California city council advances plans to turn an abandoned railway into a pedestrian path even though a Wyoming company has proposed rebuilding the railroad to haul coal. (Ukiah Daily Journal)
Utilities turn back to Western coal as natural gas prices soar due to diminished hydropower and heat-induced power demand. (Casper Star-Tribune)

NUCLEAR: New Mexico lawmakers ramp up opposition to a nuclear waste repository proposed for the southeastern part of the state. (Associated Press) 

Parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico received up to three times their normal rainfall during the summer, but drought conditions persist and reservoirs remain low. (Arizona Public Radio)
Colorado’s top climate official says he is confident the state’s electric utilities will meet greenhouse gas emissions goals, but he is less sure about the transportation and fossil fuel sectors . (Colorado Public Radio)

A Colorado rancher urges state and federal lawmakers to adopt rules requiring oil and gas companies to set aside funds to clean up oil and gas wells after production ends. (Grand Junction Sentinel)
A Wyoming editorial board says state lawmakers’ efforts to save the coal industry by controlling energy markets are unviable. (Casper Star-Tribune)

Jonathan hails from southwestern Colorado and has been writing about the land, cultures, and communities of the Western United States for more than two decades. He compiles the Western Energy News digest. He is the author of three books, a contributing editor at High Country News, and the editor of the Land Desk, an e-newsletter that provides coverage and context on issues critical to the West.