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Transportation Officials Say 3,000 Rail Crossings In Washington Go Un-Inspected

As the volume of oil being transported by train increases in the Northwest, so, too, do concerns about rail safety.

by Jessica Robinson

Washington’s rail safety regulator says there are about 3,000 rail crossings in the state that inspectors have never looked at. That’s because they’re on private land.


Legislation In Works For Oregon Herbicide Spraying

Oct. 27, 2014 | by Tony Schick

UW Receives $8 Million From Navy To Develop Tidal, Wave Energy

Oct. 24, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

BC Energy Minister Says US Has A Good Deal In Columbia River Treaty

Oct. 24, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Ashland City Council Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

Oct. 21, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit

Oct. 17, 2014 | by Tony Schick

One By One, Tribes Begin Saying No To Wyoming Coal Tour

Oct. 17, 2014 | by Tony Schick

EPA Fines Hanford For Stagnating Radioactive Waste Near Columbia River

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Anna King

Wyoming Offers Northwest Tribal Leaders A Free Trip To Coal Country

Oct. 6, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick, Cassandra Profita

Two Challenges To Oregon’s Coal Export Permit Denial Move Forward

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Washington Governor Wants More Done To Ensure Oil Train Safety

Oct. 1, 2014 | by Liz Jones

Oil Spill Task Force Braces For More Crude By Rail

Oct. 1, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Tidal Power Project In Puget Sound Abandoned By Utility

Sept. 30, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Senators Ask For More Oil Train Notifications

Sept. 29, 2014 | by AP

Rising Coal And Oil Train Shipments Make Rail Congestion A Big Problem

Sept. 29, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Why The Northwest Is the New Frontier For Geothermal Energy

Sept. 29, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Lakeview Biofuel Plant Proposal Raises Air Quality Concerns

Sept. 25, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Airline Biofuel Plant Announced For Southeast Oregon

Sept. 25, 2014 | by AP

Ocean Winds Responsible For Climate Change In The Northwest, Study Says

Sept. 22, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

BNSF Gives Safety Assurances After Seattle Leaders Raise Oil Train Concerns

Sept. 19, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oil Train Protesters Block Tracks To Oregon Shipping Terminal

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Scientists On A Quest For Knowledge About Coal Dust Risks

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Report Finds Weakness In Seattle’s Ability To Respond To Oil Train Mishap

Sept. 16, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Corps Halts Review Of Oregon Coal Export Terminal

Sept. 15, 2014 | by AP

Vancouver City Council Passes Oil Moratorium

Sept. 12, 2014 | by The Columbian

West Coast Leads Surge in Electric Cars

Sept. 11, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Rail Cars

Sept. 11, 2014 | by AP

Workers Enter One Of Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s Most Dangerous Rooms

Sept. 10, 2014 | by AP

Indoor Marijuana Growers Create Big Demand For Northwest Energy

Sept. 8, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Coal Export Backers Appeal Permit Denial For Columbia River Project

Sept. 8, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita


Senate Panel Questions Ecology On Review Of Coal Terminal

by Ashley Ahearn

The Washington Legislature returned to Olympia this week, presenting the first opportunity for lawmakers to hold hearings on the Department of Ecology's decision last year to consider the climate-change footprint of exporting Wyoming and Montana coal to be burned in Asia.


Northwest Officials Receive Little Information On Oil-By-Rail Shipments


by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick

Northwesterners are paying attention to the fiery derailments hitting other parts of North America where the oil-by-rail boom is underway. State regulators here say they need more disclosure from railroad and oil companies to prepare for such oil-train mishaps.


EPA Proposes Standards For Cleaner Burning Wood Stoves

by Amelia Templeton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would require manufacturers to build stoves that emit less soot and smoke.



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