The Vancouver City Council has approved an emergency six-month moratorium on new or expanded facilities that would accept crude oil.
In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads.
Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
Wildfires this summer in Washington have burned about 567 square miles. Last year wildfires burned about 156 square miles in the state.
Workers have entered one of the most dangerous rooms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
As the fire season in the Northwest winds down for this year, scientists warn that with climate change, megafires will be the new normal in the Northwest.
Federal fisheries managers are proposing to require West Coast commercial fishermen to tow long lines of fluttering plastic to scare off seabirds trying to steal the bait.
Four environmental groups say they will sue the federal Wildlife Services program to stop what they call the unlawful killing of wildlife in Idaho.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department says tests confirm that deer in southern Oregon's Roseburg area are dying from a disease not previously seen in deer in that part of the state.
Power planners are studying how much indoor marijuana growing could increase the demand for electricity in the Pacific Northwest.