OIL & GAS: The Biden administration greenlights exports from a proposed $39 billion liquefied natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Alaska, but climate advocates say demand for the fuel will likely wane before the facility comes online in 2030 or later. (Reuters)

An oil refinery in Colorado released potentially dangerous spikes of sulfur dioxide into a Denver-area neighborhood, but nearby residents weren’t notified until hours later. (Colorado Sun)
Progressive Democratic U.S. lawmakers call on the Biden administration to revoke its approval of the Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. (Truthout)
California environmental justice advocates urge the state to stop issuing oil and gas drilling permits in neighborhoods after a drilling ban was suspended pending a November vote. (Inside Climate News)
A pipeline on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming spills an unknown quantity of oil and gas wastewater and crude. (Cowboy State Daily)

A California researcher finds Los Angeles’ law enforcement helicopter fleet burns 1.2 million gallons of fuel and emits 11,100 metric tons of carbon annually — several factors larger than many celebrities’ private jet emissions. (Heated)
The U.S. EPA grants Oregon $4 million for projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean energy. (news release)

Analysts predict California’s highly contested new rooftop solar net metering policy that goes into effect this week will push residents to install battery storage. (Canary Media)
A California school district plans to install solar panels on all five of its schools and its administrative building. (Pasadena Now)   
A California irrigation district prepares to begin installing solar panels over canals to generate power while reducing evaporation. (New York Times)

HYDROPOWER: An irrigation canal-scale hydropower turbine startup raises $18.4 million to establish an assembly facility in Colorado. (Associated Press)

STORAGE: An Arizona utility breaks ground on a 250 MW battery storage facility in the Phoenix area. (Arizona Republic)

UTILITIES: Nevada lawmakers consider requiring Southwest Gas customers to pay for a $3 billion natural gas pipeline replacement project. (KLAS)

Colorado regulators consider adopting California-like rules requiring an increasing number of heavy trucks to be electric, but the industry says the technology isn’t mature enough. (Colorado Sun)
• California civil rights officials say Tesla is stonewalling them on matters relating to a lawsuit and complaints of discrimination at its facilities in the state. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Frito-Lay makes its first delivery with an all-electric semi-truck in southern California. (Electrek)

CARBON CAPTURE: A California municipal utility weighs a proposal to capture and geologically sequester carbon emissions from an existing natural gas power plant. (Appeal-Democrat)

NUCLEAR: New Mexico officials prepare to defend a new law blocking nuclear waste disposal sites without state consent against federal government and industry opposition. (Source NM)

COMMENTARY: A California lawmaker calls on the federal government to establish a national nuclear waste repository so the material can be removed from the decommissioned San Onofre plant. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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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.