New Orleans region’s levee system is making strides. New Orleans Times-Picayune

La. oil group opposes Obama policies. Baton Rouge Advocate

Power company CEO lauds Arkansas for openness to coal.Arkansas News Bureau

Major Corps hurricane project delayed nearly a year. WWL

New Mexico approves PNM efficiency programs. Associated Press

100-year flood protection near, but is it enough? and Will major flood protection project be ready? WDSU

Global warming presentation prompts Foster Campbell to ask for PSC testimony under oath. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Coastal-consolidation bill advances to La. House. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Public Service Commission officially puts coal plant on hold and talks global warming. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Power plant opponents argue appeal to Ark. court. Associated Press

Entergy CEO says coal is the answer to global warming. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Abandoned uranium mines pose health risk to New Mexicans. New Mexico Independent

Report: Parish disaster plan lacking.Thibodaux Daily Comet

Hurricane killer? Engineer says plan would reduce strength of hurricanes.WWLTV

Wetlands loss forces floodgates to close more often. Thibodaux Daily Comet

La. Democrats key figures in federal emissions debate. Baton Rouge Advocate

Entergy pushing emissions cap bill / Most utilities oppose climate measure. New Orleans Times-Picayune

U.S. gas fields go from bust to boom. Wall Street Journal