Western governors consider alternative energy, climate change. Las Cruces Sun-News

Flotilla of barges used as La. oil barricade. Associated Press

Gulf oil spill long-term health effects: How bad? Time

Solar thermal melts as PV solidifies. New Mexico Business Weekly

SWEPCO won’t seek Ark. PSC approval for plant. Houston Chronicle

Jindal vetoes bill to open oil spill records. KLFY

BP hurricane plan for oil spill under scrutiny. WWLTV

Scientist: Oxygen levels down in Gulf oil plumes. Associated Press

Shrimp and Petroleum Fest has tragic irony this year. Houma Today

Regulators failed to address risks in oil rig fail-safe device. New York Times

Details emerge on weakness in well design. New York Times

Documents: BP estimated 4.2M gallon in worst case. Associated Press

BP CEO’s yacht outing infuriates Gulf residents. Associated Press

Oil spill: Flow rate estimate higher, containment capacity also grows. Environment News Service

Controlled burns are another death trap for Gulf wildlife. Los Angeles Times

Fears for offshore workers health as BP burns oil. Agence France-Presse

Levee officials to review Corps of Engineers plans for New Orleans canals. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP agrees to $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill claims. Washington Post

Oil spill spreads in La.’s big, rich Barataria Bay. Ney York Times

Plan for relief well aimed at stopping Gulf oil spill has no specifics. Associated Press

Endangered turtles swarm around oil spill. Houston Chronicle

Oil spill kills Gulf Coast shrimp season; a culture hangs in the balance. Pump Handle

Environmental justice concerns arising from Gulf of Mexico oil spill aired. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Documents: BP cut corners in days before blowout. Associated Press

Obama sees light ahead for oil-damaged Gulf Coast. Associated Press

Florida Keys residents plan their own oil spill cleanup. Time

BP deploys deepsea sensors to better measure spill. Associated Press

New oil spill total is bad news for BP, wildlife. Associated Press

How to prevent deepwater spills. MIT Technology Review

BP oil collection increases in Gulf; questions multiply. USA Today

BP spill response plans severely flawed. Associated Press

AP journalist dives into Gulf, can see only oil. Austin American-Statesman

Thousands of south Louisianians praying in face of massive Gulf oil spill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM high court: Emissions cap proposal may proceed. Associated Press

Plumes of oil below surface raise new concerns. New York Times

Coast Guard sees cleanup of spill lasting until the fall. New York Times

Even with a cleanup, spilled oil stays with us. New York Times

In gulf, it was unclear who was in charge of rig. New York Times

Court can’t rehear storm lawsuit. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP frees jammed saw as oil nears Florida beaches. Wall Street Journal

Pickens: Oil companies, not government have best disaster answers. Tulsa World

Louisiana’s state bird, the brown pelican, under assault from spreading oil, biologists say. New Orleans Times-Picayune

AEP unit seeks rehearing on Ark coal-plant ruling. Reuters

Gulf oil spill: Can sand berms save the Louisiana coast? Time

Lawmakers advancing renewable energy bills. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Oil and gas industry faces tough times after oil spill, but clout is still heavy. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP tries again to divert oil leak with dome. New York Times

Gulf oil spill threat widens. Reuters