Oil Spill Commission finds Halliburton’s cement was unstable, failed several tests before Deepwater Horizon disaster. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Greens rally for oil magnate with clean energy platform in N.M. House race. SolveClimate

Renewable energy growing more important. Carroll County News

Region going green with proposed renewable energy projects. Clovis News Journal

Should BP money go where the oil didn’t? Thibodaux Daily Comet

Navajos hope to shift from coal to wind and sun. New York Times

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana builds barriers even as oil disperses. New York Times

Study recommends measures to offset rising Gulf Coast toll from hurricanes, sea level rise. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico stretches funds to cut greenhouse emissions. Planet Ark

Gulf deepwater drilling freeze thawing slowly. Reuters

Forgotten: Gulf of Mexico fishermen fear the future. Agence France-Presse

Scientists lower Gulf of Mexico’s health grade. Associated Press

Building a greener future in Tahlequah. Tahlequah Daily Press

BP oil spill may cost Louisiana fishing industry $172 million. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Steep costs driving Corps pilot program that could result in more risky levees in some areas. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wal-Mart’s plan for small farmers expands private-sector climate agenda. ClimateWire

Government to conduct surprise oil rig inspections. Reuters

Drilling moratorium lifted, questions remain on when work will resume. New Orleans Times-Picayune

America moves on from spill; coast feels abandoned. Houston Chronicle

EPA proposes smog reduction at Four Corners plant. Farmington Daily Times

Energy, environment rules may roll back with new governor. Sante Fe New Mexican

300-plus jobs await when plant is built. Northwest Arkansas News

Gulf restoration plan should be home-grown, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Solar industry reports radiant revenue. New Mexico Business Weekly

Louisiana revival: Eco-engineering on a giant scale. NewScientist

Report slams administration for underestimating Gulf spill. New York Times

GOP wants ‘green’ partisans off EIB. Albuquerque Journal

EPA official praises NM emission plan. Associated Press

Wind turbine plant starts production today. Jonesboro Sun

Hazards remain long after defunct oil wells are removed. Louisiana Weekly

Gulf Oil Spill: Researchers say levels of harmful oil compounds jumped in gulf waters. Los Angeles Times

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing. Associated Press

Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation. Associated Press

Mexico floods show need for global climate pact: president. Agence France-Presse