NM grapples with tough choices as drought persists. Associated Press

Louisiana House committee votes to phase out solar energy tax credits. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Walmart’s CEO doubles down on the company’s aggressive bet on renewable energy. ClimateWire

Ark. oil spill probe falls to understaffed agency with close industry ties. InsideClimate News

Oklahoma-Texas water dispute at high court. Associated Press

Bill would stop New Mexico residents from challenging Texas from challenging Texas waste dump. Austin American-Satesman

Arkansans want Exxon pipeline moved out of a watershed, and Nebraskans take note. InsideClimate News

Greens ask US to delay Keystone decision after Arkansas leak. Reuters

Federal appeals court to hear climate change suit in New Orleans. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Optimism builds for effort to relieve a parched delta in Mexico. New York Times

Does tar sand oil increase the risk of pipeline spills? Scientific American

Federal rules don’t control pipeline reversals like Exxon’s burst Pegasus in Arkansas. InsideClimate News

NM faces potentially devastating wildfire season. Associated Press

Exxon oil spill in Arkansas seeps into Keystone debate. Globe and Mail

Plaquemines after Hurricane Isaac. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf sperm whales to be studied for endangered, threatened species status. New Orleans Times-Picayune