URANIUM: Leaders of the Havasupai, Hopi and Hualapai Tribes call on President Biden to designate a national monument and ban uranium mining on 1.1 million acres around the Grand Canyon. (Arizona Republic)

NUCLEAR: Arizona Public Service investigates a sudden loss of power to reactor coolant pumps that forced a unit shutdown at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant. (Power Engineering)

WIND: Hundreds of Idaho residents rally against the proposed 400-turbine Lava Ridge wind project in the southern part of the state, saying it would desecrate public lands. (Associated Press)

California regulators order a city to revise its proposed oil and gas drilling plan to better account for safety, health and environmental risks and protections. (Press-Telegram)  
An advocacy group finds oil and gas companies have used toxic PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” to hydraulically fracture New Mexico wells since at least 2013. (NM Political Report)
• A petroleum company executive predicts Permian Basin oil output will continue to rise even after setting all-time production records for several consecutive months. (Reuters)

A California clean energy authority agrees to purchase power from a proposed 75 MW long-duration battery energy storage project. (Utility Dive)
A California rooftop solar installer responds to the state’s new net metering policy by launching a residential battery storage subscription service. (Renewable Energy World)

A Utah startup aims to tackle a solar construction industry labor shortage with its autonomous robotic utility-scale photovoltaic installer. (PV Magazine)
California lawmakers advance legislation that would encourage solar installations over parking lots and in highway rights of way. (PV Magazine) 
Arizona nonprofits receive $2 million in federal funding to install residential solar systems on Navajo Nation homes. (KTAR)
A New Mexico college brings a grid-tied solar installation online to generate 100% of the campus’ power. (news release)

LITHIUM: A federal judge adopts a stricter interpretation of federal mining law, potentially boosting environmentalists’ efforts to block the Thacker Pass lithium mine in Nevada. (Associated Press)

UTILITIES: San Francisco officials say Pacific Gas & Electric’s delays in connecting new affordable housing projects to the grid have cost the city $40 million so far. (San Francisco Chronicle)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Montana city replaces its aging diesel street sweeper with a fully electric one. (Helena Independent-Record) 

HYDROPOWER: The Biden administration allocates more than $580 million to fix aging Western water infrastructure, including hydropower facilities in California. (Washington Post)

CLEAN ENERGY: Alaska’s energy authority recommends the state fund 27 proposed wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal projects to the tune of $25 million. (KUAC)

CARBON CAPTURE: California researchers develop technology to remove and sequester carbon from seawater so the ocean will pull more carbon from the air. (Press-Telegram)

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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.