ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham orders state agencies to switch to all-electric vehicle fleets within 12 years and proposes new tax credits for zero-emissions cars. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Data show 150,000 electric vehicles are registered in Washington state, a sixfold increase over five years. (Seattle Times)

HYDROGEN: A southern California transit agency considers spending $6.3 million on a hydrogen-fueling and electric vehicle-charging system as an investigation of a bus fire continues. (Bakersfield Californian)

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EFFICIENCY: The U.S. Energy Department grants a Colorado county $1.4 million to fund efficiency improvements for underserved and low-income households. (Vail Daily)

POLLUTION: A national nonprofit launches an air quality monitoring program in an Idaho city to better understand air pollution’s impacts on Latino residents. (Idaho Capital Sun)

BATTERIES: A California city’s utility installs a battery energy storage system to provide backup for a water treatment plant. (Paso Robles Daily News)

OIL & GAS: California climate activists attempt to block an oil tanker with a kayak convoy to protest pollution from a Bay Area refinery. (KRON)

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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.