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BNSF Gives Safety Assurances After Seattle Leaders Raise Oil Train Concerns

Oil trains in a railyard. BNSF Railway recently outlined its measures to assure that such trains can safely travel through the city of Seattle.

by Ashley Ahearn

BNSF Railway commits to several safety measures After Seattle leaders raise concerns over increased movement of volatile crude oil through Seattle.


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

Coal Mine Deal Aims To Boost Exports Through Pacific Northwest To Asia

Sept. 4, 2014 | by AP

Port of Portland, Canada’s Pembina Make Plans For Propane Exports To Asia

Sept. 2, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power

Aug. 24, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Approves Subsidies For Oil Transport, Not For Coal

Aug. 22, 2014 | by Tony Schick, Cassandra Profita

Small Wind Power Loses Steam In 2013

Aug. 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Local Concerns And A New Permit For Oregon’s Largest Oil By Rail Terminal

Aug. 19, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Oregon Senators, Fire Chiefs See Gaps In Proposed Oil Train Rules

Aug. 18, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Idaho Falls To Be Site Of Inaugural Energy Summit

Aug. 18, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Denies Permit For Controversial Coal Export Dock

Aug. 18, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Wyden, Merkley To Hold Oil Train Roundtable

Aug. 15, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Northwest Considers Multi-State Approach To Federal Carbon Rules

Aug. 7, 2014 | by Rob Manning

Columbia Gorge Commission Sounds Alarm On Coal, Oil Transport

Aug. 5, 2014 | by Cari Hachmann

Video: How Ready Are Portland Firefighters For An Oil Train Derailment?

Aug. 5, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Oregon Terminal Developer Gets Blessing For Natural Gas Exports

Aug. 1, 2014 | by Tom Banse

5 Safety Concerns With Shipping Oil By Water

July 31, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Turning Plastics To Oil In Portland? Maybe Later

July 29, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

How One Oregon Town Symbolizes Push To Shift Coal Pollution Abroad

July 29, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Oil Train Safety Report Calls For More Rail Inspectors, Fees

July 25, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Washington Vied For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Worth Thousands Of Jobs

July 25, 2014 | by Austin Jenkins


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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