** Hundreds of Venezuelans queued up in miles-long lines to try to fill their cars with subsidized gasoline over the weekend, a week after President Nicolas Maduro launched a new dual-price system aimed at easing an acute fuel shortage.
** Not everyone loves solar. Tennessee residents near the site of a proposed 9 megawatt solar farm, which would lower energy bills for local schools, complain that the project could affect their property values.
** Energy producers shut down about a third of the Gulf of Mexico’s crude oil and natural gas supplies as Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall Sunday.
** Colorado’s southeastern corner has enough wind potential to power the rest of the state, but lacks the high-voltage transmission that could deliver the energy to demand centers.
** Western advocates warn that a recent Trump administration decision to weaken environmental reviews puts people of color at increased risk.
** An attorney representing PG&E wildfire victims says the utility’s contentious stock agreement could hold up the full $13.5 billion settlement for six years.
** Wyoming regulators are closer to issuing proposed rules current owners and prospective buyers need to follow before a coal-fired power plant is slated for decommissioning or sold for review.
** Arizona tribal nations fear an environmental catastrophe after losing a seven-year old lawsuit aiming to close a uranium mine roughly 10 miles south of the Grand Canyon’s south rim.
** Organizers protest as the demolition of a former coal plant resumes in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood after a previous attempt covered the community in dust.
** Minnesota’s biofuels industry begins to rebound as plants reopen or increase production after the pandemic caused a sharp drop in demand.
** U.S. House Democrats sponsor an updated $494 billion transportation funding bill that includes $350 million for EV charging and hydrogen fueling stations.
** More than 100 marine scientists marked World Oceans Day Monday by making the case against expanding offshore drilling in federal waters in a letter to lawmakers and the president . The scientists argue that offshore drilling fuels climate change, generates “chronic pollution” in the ocean and on land, and can lead to disasters like the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon that hurt the seafood and boating and fishing industries, while ruining wetlands and marine wildlife.
** Top Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are pushing for details on the Interior Department’s involvement in protests outside of the White House last week.
** The U.S. effort to kill the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is going into overdrive, threatening to pull in the European Union.