El Paso Electric celebrates coal-free status. El Paso Times

Texas challenges EPA’s crackdown on oilfield methane. Texas Tribune

State AGs and groups defy Lamar Smith’s subpoena over Exxon climate probes. InsideClimate News

A sweltering summer in Texas, courtesy of climate change. Texas Observer

Big coal’s tax dodge puts East Texas schools, hospitals in dire straits. Texas Observer

Houston’s development boom and reduction of wetlands leave region flood prone. Houston Chronicle

Clean-coal project slammed by watchdog gets late US reprieve. Bloomberg

State attorneys general subpoenaed by Rep. Lamar Smith for Exxon fraud probe. InsideClimate News

Houston’s mosquito hunters take on Zika: ‘We cannot spray our way out.’ Guardian

It’s hot and hasn’t rained in a while. Call it a flash drought. Austin American-Statesman

Proposal to hugely expand Gulf ‘Flower Gardens’ concerns oil and gas drillers. KUHF

TCEQ: Coal mine can release wastewater into drinking supply. Texas Observer

Surveillance photos of flooding and oil can be posted, state says. Austin American-Statesman

Texas agency votes to expand coal mine near border. Texas Tribune

Wind energy exports making port’s role more important. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton withdraws suit against Exxon critic. Austin American-Statesman

Laredo’s bag ban becomes flashpoint in debate over local control. Texas Tribune

Former TCEQ chairman: Renewable energy is a ‘false hope.’ Texas Observer

UT researchers develop energy-efficient smartphone technology. Austin Business Journal