News bites: Outlook gets bleaker for Obama's energy pick

Bloomberg reports on what may be the death knell for the nomination of Ron Binz, President Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

NPR reports that flooding in Colorado “caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers.”

The Wall Street Journal explains why cargo ships and other vessels may begin using natural gas for fuel.

Reuters looks at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “best hope for saving her bold energy revolution.”