Sen. Vitter won’t put as much emphasis on global warming. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf Coast officials watching BP criminal settlement outcome.

Officials wrestle over how to best cut power-plant pollution while others argue for cleaner energy. Santa Fe New Mexican

Wind turbine on Lake Pontchartrain coming up short of power projections. New Orleans Times-Picayune

The new boom: Shale gas fueling an American industrial revival. Washington Post

City prepares for climate change impact. Santa Fe New Mexican

OG&E urged to switch from coal. Muskogee Phoenix

For Maya, climate change may have been blessing and curse. New York Times

Climate Change to affect SF watershed. Albuquerque Journal

Research predicts vulnerable forests. Albuquerque Journal

Oil industry seeks to intervene in environmental lawsuit over chemical dispersants. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Sandy not helping Oklahoma’s drought situation. KWTV

Agriculture officials warn cattle producers ‘drought not over’. KUAR

Hurricane Sandy’s lessons learned reminiscent of Isaac, experts say. New Orleans Times-Picayune