A blast of winter weather blanketed Eastern Oregon roads in snow and ice Tuesday, once again delaying movement of the megaload convoy bound for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.
A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near Hermiston, in northeast Oregon.
The public has more time to comment on plans for an oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
Washington agencies are holding two public meetings Monday and Tuesday on a controversial oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.
Managers of some of the biggest pension funds in the world are worried about the profitability of fossil fuel companies, according to a report from The Associated Press (via NPR).
The Port Commission of Vancouver is holding a public meeting on Tuesday to reopen discussion on a controversial oil by rail terminal.
News out this week about a North Dakota oil spill will likely raise eyebrows here in the Northwest. Reuters reports that a farmer Steve Jensen discovered an oil spill on his wheat field.
Officials are rejecting permits for two major oil-train terminals in Southwest Washington after deciding the projects should face more environmental scrutiny.
About a hundred people attended a community meeting on the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal in Vancouver Monday night.
The biggest railroad in the Northwest forcefully defended the safety of oil trains Wednesday.
A federal judge has halted so-called "megaload" traffic through a wild and scenic corridor in Idaho.
A fuel terminal developer has unexpectedly scrapped a project at the Port of Tacoma that was intended to receive crude oil by rail.
Three of the Northwest's proposed coal export terminals have been dropped by investors. Now, a train-to-oil project reaches a similar fate.
Nightly protests on Idaho's Highway 12 delayed but did not stop a huge piece of oil equipment crossing the state. The so-called “megaload” passed through a scenic river corridor and entered Montana on Friday.
The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning. For two hours, members of the Nez Perce Tribe blocked the passage of a giant water evaporator headed for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.
The Port of Vancouver has released copies of the lease agreement Port commissioners approved last week for a controversial oil terminal. The document wasn’t available to the public until Monday.
Hundreds of people came to the waterfront in Vancouver, Wash., Saturday for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest.
The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously today to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.
The Port of Vancouver Commission is scheduled to hold a workshop and a vote on a controversial oil terminal lease this week. The workshop is scheduled for Monday night, and the vote is on the commission's agenda for Tuesday morning.
A deadly Quebec oil-train explosion has given pause to Port of Vancouver commissioners in southwest Washington. They want to rethink their next move with a proposal for a terminal to move oil from trains onto ships.
The weekend's deadly oil-train derailment and explosion in the Canadian province of Quebec has raised concerns in the Pacific Northwest, where there are several proposals to increase the amount of oil transported into to the region by train.
Oil refiner Tesoro and a terminal operating company named Savage detailed plans Thursday for the biggest crude oil shipping terminal to be proposed in the Northwest.
The Port of Vancouver in southwest Washington could start handling crude oil from North Dakota under an agreement announced Monday.
The Port of Grays Harbor has announced an agreement to lease property for a crude oil unloading and storage facility. The oil would arrive by train and then be loaded on to barges bound for refineries on the West coast.
The Canadian company whose desire to move gigantic oil equipment loads across Idaho and Montana caused about three years of legal wrangling in both states is close to producing oil.
The Northwest is on the verge of becoming a gateway for crude oil. Three different developers have plans to use docks on Grays Harbor, Wash. Other projects are getting off the ground in Tacoma, Vancouver, B.C. and on the lower Columbia River.
A proposal by Canadian energy giant Kinder Morgan could mean more oil-tanker traffic in Washington waters.
There is now more oil coming out of the Great Plains than out of Alaska. It's coming from a deposit known as the Bakken Shale Formation and some of it is on its way, by train, to refineries in the Northwest.
Shell Oil has been building and testing equipment designed for the Arctic Ocean here in Puget Sound. In September, a key test of underwater oil-spill equipment was a spectacular failure.
BLAINE, Wash. — BP is in the process of restarting its Cherry Point refinery near Blaine.
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.
We take a look at derelict and abandoned vessels in the waters of the Northwest -- and how states are coping with the environmental hazards associated with them.
Every year more than 300 tons of petroleum ends up in Puget Sound. Much of it gets there in drips and drabs – from small spills or fuel leaks at the local marina to leaky tailpipes on city streets - and it's compromising the ability of fish to survive in the wild. Read part II of our Oil in the Northwest series.