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Oil Interests Fund ‘Astroturf’ Groups In Washington, Oregon

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by Austin Jenkins

A document obtained by public radio shows the oil industry is at the center of more than a dozen Astroturf groups in Washington, Oregon and California.


Hanford Watchdogs, Union Intend To Sue Feds Over Tank Vapors

Nov. 21, 2014 | by Anna King

Wash. Governor Ready For New Push To Put A Price On Carbon

Nov. 17, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Army Corps Of Engineers Opens Public Comment On Jordan Cove LNG Permit

Nov. 17, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Southern Oregon University Wants To Lead Pacific Northwest in Campus Biomass

Nov. 14, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Rogue Valley Residents Question University Biomass Proposal

Nov. 13, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Paying Wind Generators Not To Produce Power

Nov. 12, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Wyoming Coal Tour Goes On, Without Most Invited Tribes

Nov. 10, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Harm From LNG Project On Oregon Coast Could Be Offset, Report Says

Nov. 7, 2014 | by Jes Burns

A Salmon’s Journey Through Dams: Robotic Fish Tell All

Nov. 6, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Election Shifts Oregon Closer To Carbon Tax, Not So For Washington

Nov. 5, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick

Washington Rail Safety Regulators Voice Concerns Over Oil Trains

Nov. 5, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Hundreds Turn Out For Olympia Oil Trains Hearing

Oct. 31, 2014 | by AP

4 Things To Know About The Columbia Generating Station Lawsuit

Oct. 30, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

SolarWorld To Expand, Add 200 Jobs At Hillsboro Plant

Oct. 30, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

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

Oct. 29, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

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


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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