OIL & GAS: Federal regulators approve a natural gas pipeline expansion in the Northwest over the protests of environmentalists and West Coast leaders, who say it will lead to increased emissions and wildfire risk. (Associated Press) 


PUBLIC LANDS: Wyoming’s congressional delegation urges the Biden administration to rescind a proposal that would limit energy development on more than 2 million acres in the southwestern part of the state. (Casper Star-Tribune)




GEOTHERMAL: Rural Colorado residents air concerns about a proposed geothermal power project in the central part of the state. (Mountain Mail)

COAL: Wyoming sues the U.S. EPA for not acting on its proposed coal ash disposal plan within 180 days of the state’s submission, as required by law. (Cowboy State Daily)

COMMENTARY: A California columnist says hydrogen could one day be a climate solution, but for now it is a dangerous distraction sowing division and mistrust among politicians and environmentalists. (Los Angeles Times)

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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.