CLEAN ENERGY: Portland, Oregon’s city council approves a $750 million plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change, with a focus on low-income residents and communities of color. (OPB)

ALSO: Advocates look to entice Jackson, Wyoming, billionaires to take advantage of federal tax credits by investing in clean energy projects. (New York Times)  

TRANSPORTATION: Portland, Oregon’s newly approved climate plan allocates $80 million for transportation projects, including $20 million for an electric bicycle rebate program. (Bike Portland)



CLIMATE: Montana regulators seek public input on how to implement a court’s order to weigh climate change impacts in permitting decisions. (Billings Gazette)

WIND: A California renewable energy provider agrees to purchase 220 MW of power from the 3,500 MW SunZia wind facility under development in New Mexico. (Power)


CARBON CAPTURE: The federal Bureau of Land Management seeks public input on a proposal to store captured carbon dioxide underground in southeastern Montana. (news release)

TRANSITION: A northwestern New Mexico community receives state funding to craft an outdoor recreation plan to help smooth its transition away from a fossil fuel-reliant economy. (Farmington Daily Times, NPR)

OIL & GAS: Wyoming’s oil and gas industry urges the Biden administration to continue oil and gas permitting even if far-right Republican lawmakers succeed in shutting down the government. (Sheridan Media)

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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.