News bites: Inside a battle of titans in Ecuador

The Washington Post takes a deep dive into a legal battle that pits lobbying firm Patton Boggs against oil giant Chevron over a years-long case in Ecuador.

InsideClimate News says Midwest refiners are holding onto a windfall from cheap Canadian oil, keeping prices at the pump elevated. The outlet argues that undercuts a key argument by Keystone XL pipeline supporters that the project would lower gas prices.

The Post takes a look at the decline of the butterfly population.

Western governors laid out their 10-year energy development "vision" at the Western Governors' Association annual conference. The Associated Press has more on that here.