Amid pipeline debate, south leg of Keystone XL is halfway done. Associated Press

Lawmakers attempt to address oil, gas divide. Santa Fe New Mexican

Mexican drug gangs turn to coal mining. Living on Earth

La. coast facing grim reality. Baton Rouge Advocate

Federal judge approves $1 billion civil settlement of environmental charges against Transocean. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico City makes dramatic recovery from gridlock. ClimateWire

NM strikes deal over plant emissions. Associated Press

Obama’s State of the Union proposals could impact Louisiana in a big way. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Hopi and Diné meet to discuss future of Navajo Generating Station. Indian Country Today

Transocean and federal prosecutors defend plea agreement in memo to judge; blame BP for Gulf oil spill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New Mexico solar deal details point to parity – and pain. Renewable Energy World