Energy news in brief

— Amazon already has two fulfillment centers in Oklahoma and now has announced plans for a second center in Mississippi. The one-million square foot DeSoto County operation will create 500 new full-time jobs.

** Montana Public Service Commission Chairman Brad Johnson  admits he would have done things differently after issuing a press release about a meeting but not mentioning approval of a $6.5 million rate increase for NorthWestern Energy customers. He called it an “error.”

** A coalition of electric vehicle-friendly companies has filed a motion to help California fight the Trump administration’s revocation of the state’s Clean Air Act waiver. The National Coalition for Advanced Transportation’s members include EV-makers Tesla and Rivian, utilities like Exelon and Edison International, and charging companies ChargePoint and EVgo.

** A new policy unveiled Friday from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration would require California agencies to buy cars from manufacturers that back the state in its fight with the Trump administration over vehicle emissions standards, Pro’s Debra Kahn reports. Starting in January, they can only buy from automakers that recognize the state’s authority to set greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle standards, which the Trump administration is attempting to revoke.

** A crude oil spill onto a barge docked at Royal Dutch Shell’s oil refinery at Puget Sound, Washington, late on Friday was contained on Saturday, the company said in a statement. Twenty gallons of oil leaked onto the barge, out of which 5 gallons reached the waters of Fidalgo Bay, Shell said in another statement on Sunday.

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