NM agency tallies renewable energy tax credits. Associated Press

Storms on US Plains stir memories of the Dust Bowl. Reuters

Federal judge signs off on $7.8 billion BP settlement. Associated Press

Federal reports offer recommendations for adapting to climate change. Santa Fe New Mexican

SWEPCO starts operation of SW Ark. coal plant. Associated Press

Renewable energy: Desperate ranchers chase after wind in vain scramble for financial lifeline. Greenwire

Mississippi River level still expected to drop. USA Today

Renewable advocates, critics clash over ‘diversity’ rules. Albuquerque Journal

National Hurricane Center to adopt new storm surge map, warning system over the next three years. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Support for Lower Ninth Ward swamp grows. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Vitter offers resolution against carbon tax Obama administration says isn’t being considered. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Drought impact on New Mexico’s Elephant Buttes Lake reaches farmers and recreational users. Associated Press

BP criminal fines could be a game changer for Louisiana’s coast. New Orleans Times-Picayune