OIL AND GAS:
• The Houston drilling company has a long history of workplace fatalities and safety violations. (Associated Press)
• The head of New Mexico’s oil and gas industry group , shooting down reports the Trump administration was looking to appoint him to run the EPA in California. (Los Angeles Times)
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooperby building out charging infrastructure, improving signage and forming new partnerships to spur investment. (Denver Post)
• California on public lands, a move that could have major consequences for energy development in Western states. (Washington Post)
• Meanwhile, to shrink the size of national monuments in Arizona, Nevada and other Western states in a move to aid oil and gas development. (Public News Service)
• Taking a unique route to market, a Utah company across the country. (Daily Herald)
• A proposed housing complex that in a Denver suburb will be powered by solar energy. (Denverite)
• Rooftop solar sales are expected to withstand the Trump administration’s recently announced tariffs, but and the Southwest, industry officials predict. (Inside Climate News)
WIND: An Oklahoma wind farm is, a source of pride for the company that will now be symbolized on a label to be added to bottles and cans this spring. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
UTILITIES: Xcel Energyin New Mexico that it anticipates will boost the capacity and reliability of the system that powers the city of Roswell. (Associated Press)
PIPELINES: A San Antonio companyin Texas’s Permian Basin, citing the need to increase capacity within the system. (San Antonio Express-News)
• A proposal to give Colorado cities would be a job killer, writes the editorial board of the Colorado Springs Gazette.
• The Albuquerque Journal editorial board argues that in a controversial coal-fired power plant merits a debate by state lawmakers.
• A member of a Fort Collins sustainability group says toward meeting the community’s goal of getting all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 but much more is needed. (Coloradoan)