CLIMATE: Hawaii’s Supreme Court rejects oil companies’ bid to toss out Honolulu’s climate misinformation suit, clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial. (Bloomberg Law) 


  • Colorado energy officials predict the state’s electric power sector can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 98.5% by 2040 without major policy changes or significant consumer cost increases. (Colorado Sun)
  • Montana regulators seek public suggestions for shovel-ready projects to incorporate into a federally funded climate pollution reduction plan. (NBC Montana)


CARBON CAPTURE: A company plans to lease 22,000 acres in the Permian Basin to sequester carbon captured from oil and gas operations. (Carlsbad Current-Argus)


ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Mexico regulators begin considering how to implement rules aimed at achieving 100% electric and zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. (KUNM)


  • Federal regulators begin reviewing whether Montana laws relaxing regulations on coal mines comply with national standards. (Montana Standard)
  • The Biden administration awards $10 million to Colorado for reclaiming abandoned mines and promoting economic development in former coal communities. (The Hill)



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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.