CLIMATE: Wyoming right-wing lawmakers call out fellow Republican Gov. Mark Gordon’s plan to make the state “carbon negative” while still burning fossil fuels, raising questions about the political viability of a coal state tackling climate change. (E&E News)

ALSO:

  • Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte asks the state’s Supreme Court to delay a court order requiring agencies to address greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts in environmental reviews. (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
  • California advocates say dairy methane digesters, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing the gas for use as a fuel, spew lung-damaging pollution into nearby communities. (Los Angeles Times)

FOSSIL FUELS: Wyoming’s energy authority recommends awarding $37.5 million in state funds to six fossil fuel-related energy projects, including carbon capture and producing hydrogen from coal and methane. (WyoFile)

OIL & GAS:

COAL: Arizona utilities award $134,000 to communities affected by coal plant and mine closures. (KNAU)

URANIUM: The Havasupai Tribe pushes back on a company’s proposal to reopen a long-idled uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, saying it could damage their water supplies and cultural sites. (Salt Lake Tribune)

UTILITIES:

SOLAR:

BATTERIES: Developers bring a 60 MW battery storage facility online in southern California. (news release)

WIND: California regulators launch an environmental review of a proposed floating offshore wind turbine assembly facility at the Port of Long Beach. (Urbanize Los Angeles)

GRID: The Washoe Tribe looks to use $1.3 million in federal funding to upgrade its power grid in Nevada and California and make it more resilient to extreme weather. (Capital & Main)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Nevada advocates say the state must expand its electric vehicle charging network and expedite adoption to reach emissions goals. (Las Vegas Sun)

CRITICAL MINERALS: Idaho National Laboratory partners with a Montana mine to develop rare earths processing methods. (Mining)

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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.