Officials assail oil company over response to Gulf spill. New York Times

Gulf oil spill’s wide environmental reach includes harm to animals, marshland. Washington Post

New Orleans officials monitoring Gulf of Mexico oil spill, air quality in the city, Landrieu says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Sen. Mary Landrieu says spill should not limit future offshore drilling. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana governor declares state of emergency. Agence France-Presse

Size of spill in Gulf of Mexico is larger than thought. New York Times

Oil spill burned in Gulf of Mexico, in hope of saving coast. Washington Post

Richardson is NM’s “best conservation governor” ever, enviro group says. New Mexico Independent

Solar Plant construction begins. Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Lt. gov. candidates decry cap and trade. Edmond Sun

OU named ‘green campus’ by The Princeton Review. Oklahoma Daily

Bill Clinton promotes green energy in Little Rock. Associated Press

Oil drilling accidents prompting new safety rules. Associated Press

Lawmaker hopes Lincoln, Pryor will warm to climate bill. Arkansas News Bureau.

NMSU Students Restore Solar Furnace. KRWG

Cap and trade would cost La. jobs, study says. Houma Today

Mexico City offers bikes in its clean air campaign. Associated Press

Coastal restoration priorities urged.WBRZ

Landrieu expected to be key vote on climate change legislation. WBRZ

Entergy launches program that allows customers to purchase carbon offsets. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Proposed coal project threatens Logan Co. land. KFSM

NM offers rebates for energy-efficient appliances. Associated Press

Oklahoma’s Heartland Flyer to run on cow power. KOTV

Following the LEED. Business Report

Energy savings put parish on map. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wind energy breezes ahead. Tulsa World

Oklahoma group blows wind message to Europe. Oklahoman

Swepco asks state supreme court for plant permit. Arkansas Business

State climate change regulations face opposition. New Mexico Independent

Judge halts petition seeking NM gas emissions cap. Farmington Daily Times

Turner files restraining order over cap and trade. New Mexico Independent

Traveling vets tie clean energy to national security during Shreveport stop. Shreveport Times

Wal-Mart’s chairman pulls a long supply chain toward sustainability. Climatewire

Candidate adds legal fight to emissions battle. Farmington Daily Times

Environmental protection is good for the economy, EPA administrator says in New Orleans. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mark Pryor touts Arkansas as potential green state. Arkansas Business

City, governor announce Green2V, 1,500 new jobs. Rio Rancho Observer

Pipeline leaks oil into Louisiana wildlife refuge. Reuters

Cap-and-trade could unlock new reserves in Louisiana andCompressed natural gas has local potential. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Corps of Engineers announces $59 million in hurricane protection projects in West Jefferson, St. Charles Parish. New Orleans Times-Picayune

From proposed coal plants to water pollution to fallout from gas exploration, it’s been a contentious year for environmental politics. Arkansas Times

The death of Desert Rock? High Country News

Mexico City drastically reduced air pollutants since 1990s. Washington Post

La. delegation supports Obama plan. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

LA City Council approves smaller energy hike. Associated Press

Brazen environmental upstart brings legal muscle, nerve to climate debate. Greenwire

Oklahoma House panel OKs nuclear power bill. Oklahoman

Calls increase to tap renewable energy on American Indian lands. Solve Climate

Landrieu talks Haynesville Shale with elected officials. Shreveport Times

Climate change, national security presentation to be held. Clovis News Journal

Hurricane storm surge risk report points to south Florida damage potential. New Orleans Times-Picayune