OIL & GAS: U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillett signs an order authorizing exports from the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon. (Associated Press)

ALSO:
The future of Carlsbad, New Mexico’s oil and gas industry is in question, with experts disagreeing over when or whether it will recover from the pandemic downturn. (Searchlight New Mexico)
A Colorado county will allocate an additional $500,000 toward efforts to shape new state oil and gas regulations. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
Wyoming officials vote to bid on a large package of land and minerals in Wyoming and Colorado owned by Occidental Petroleum. (Reuters)

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PIPELINES: The U.S. Supreme Court issues an order keeping a lower court ruling in place that blocks a key environmental permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. (Associated Press)

EMISSIONS: The EPA’s retreat on oil and gas regulation leaves decisions on Permian Basin methane emissions to Texas and New Mexico, two states with very different attitudes towards emissions. (E&E News)

CALIFORNIA: PG&E is opposing a California bill that would require investor-owned utilities to make infrastructure upgrades and limit planned power shutoffs. (Eureka Times-Standard)

COAL:
• Wyoming coal production decreased in the second quarter due to the pandemic and the ongoing transition to natural gas and renewables. (Casper Star-Tribune)
• The coal companies behind a proposed joint venture in Wyoming file a federal memorandum opposing the FTC’s decision to block it. (Casper Star-Tribune)

UTILITIES:
California’s attorney general is critical of FERC’s proposal to change the way it awards incentives for electric transmission projects. (Sierra Sun Times)
A California clean energy advocate says PG&E plays “dirty politics” on issues that have to do with climate change and the transition to renewables. (Huff Post)

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SOLAR: The nation’s leading solar installer, California-based Sunrun, announces plans to acquire its largest competitor. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY:
A California climate policy think tank explores how the state can continue to lead the transition to transportation electrification. (Forbes)
A consumer advocate says Seattle should not ban natural gas until the state has the right mix of energy sources to meet constant demand. (Tri-City Herald)
A biodiversity nonprofit says California Gov. Gavin Newsom “needs to stop recklessly approving fracking and new oil and gas drilling.” (news release)

Lisa Ellwood

Lisa is a Lenape and Nanticoke Native American freelance journalist, editor and writer currently based in the U.K. She has more than two decades’ experience working in corporate communications and print and digital media. She compiles the Western Energy News daily email digest. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University; her specializations include data journalism and visualization. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Union of Journalists (U.K.).