News bites: Obama's climate plan — 'crazy' or necessary?

InsideClimate News weighs whether New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's climate plan is aggressive enough.

BP is calling for an independent review of the United States oil claims process concerning payouts for British firm's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Houston will become the nation's largest municipal buyer of renewable energy under a new deal, with renewable power supplying half the city's electricity, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Energy firms will stop seismic testing for oil and gas reserves in parts of the Gulf of Mexico for 30 months to allow more study of how the practice impacts marine life, The Associated Press reports.