The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual report on toxic chemicals being released into the environment. Oregon ranked low on the list, but other western states — such as Alaska, Nevada and Utah — were among the top polluters.
A conservative legislator is shaking his fist at the federal government's "bureaucracy agenda" with a proposal to declare restrictions handed down by the Environmental Protection Act unconstitutional.
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.
The Obama Administration today rolled out plans to deal with the effects of climate change. The plans come after the president gave a speech on climate change this past June.
The Portland-based manufacturing firm Precision Castparts Corporation is the number one toxic air polluter in the country in a new ranking released by the University of Massachusetts.
Idaho water quality regulators must go back to the drawing board after the federal Environmental Protection Agency rejected a rule that allowed some pollution to be discharged into state waterways without a review.
How much fish do you eat every week? That’s a question Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality wants to answer. The agency has asked state lawmakers for funding to study that question.
A federal agency has concluded that dairies in the Yakima Valley are likely contaminating residential wells. Scientists and other officials presented the information this week to local residents.
Oregon State University scientists got a financial boost for their work with zebrafish to research better ways to test chemicals’ toxic risks to people and the environment.
Environmental regulators are in a dispute with industrial landowners about how to measure the health risks of eating fish from the Portland Harbor.
Starting Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will begin gradually phasing out the pesticide [endosulfan](http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/reregistration/endosulfan/ ""). For many farmers in Oregon, including Christmas tree growers, the chemical was both cheap and effective. But it also put wildlife and the health of agricultural workers at risk.
The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, was in Portland Friday. She stopped by a school in Northeast to congratulate students for turning a paved area outside the school into a “rain garden” to absorb and filter rainwater.
One of the most toxic dumps in Oregon remains in legal limbo. A deal cut by the state with the company that owns the site has now been dropped. And state regulators say they have no plans – or money – to clean it up.
Republican presidential candidates aren’t talking much about the environment--unless the debate is about energy independence and opening more oil and gas fields. But as GOP hopefuls turn their attention to Oregon, they may find that Republican voters want to hear about other natural resources, too, like timber and water.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a first-of-its-kind database Wednesday identifying power plants as the top greenhouse gas polluters. The new database allows anyone with computer access to discover the sources in their community of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that contribute to a warming climate.
WASHINGTON, DC - United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia criticizes the Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls “high-handedness.” His comments came during oral arguments Monday in the case of Sackett versus the EPA.