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Ashland City Council Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

File photo of a truck at a Wyoming coal mine. Ashland has become the second Oregon city to formally come out against the investment of its dollars in coal and other fossil fuel industries.

by Jes Burns

The Southern Oregon city becomes the second in Oregon to vote in favor of divesting from fossil fuel industries. Councilors cite the need to take action on climate change, but it’s a small step.


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

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


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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