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Board Affirms Oregon County's Denial Of Railroad Expansion

AP | June 13, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Seattle

An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad's proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train derailed last year, a board ruled Tuesday.

Air | Environment

Oregon Senate Confirms New Members of Environmental Quality Commission

OPB/EarthFix | May 2, 2017 3:08 p.m.

The Oregon Senate has confirmed three new members of the state’s Environmental Quality Commission.  

Health | local | Air | News | Education

2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

local | Air | Environment | News | Politics

Will Oregon Regulate Carbon Emissions?

Statesman Journal | Feb. 21, 2017 9:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Legislature is again considering regulating carbon emissions, possibly in the form of a cap-and-trade system that would link to those already in place in California and Quebec.

Environment | Air | Climate change | Pacific Ocean

A Blob In The Ocean Means More Ozone In The Air

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Seattle

A University of Washington scientist discovered surprising spikes in air pollution in recent years. What was even more surprising was their cause.

Environment | Air | Climate change | Sustainability | Energy

Oregon DEQ Says Cap And Trade Could Reduce Carbon Emissions At Lower Costs

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Reducing carbon emissions in Oregon could be achieved through an approach known as cap and trade with little impact on the state’s overall economy, according to a new study.

Election | Environment | Air | Climate change

Fact Check: Sound Transit Ballot Measure Not A Big Climate Saver

KUOW | Nov. 4, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

In a year that has broken record after high-temperature record, two initiatives on the ballot claim to be major advances in fighting climate change. KUOW fact-checks the initiative claims.

Air | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Gov. Brown Promises 'Sweeping Change' From New Air Pollution Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is promising “sweeping change” from the new state air pollution rule-making process now underway.

Air | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Oregon Governor’s Advisor Tapped to Lead Environmental Agency For Now

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 4, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Richard Whitman is Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's natural resource policy director. But soon he will become the interim director of the troubled Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

local | Air | Environment | News | Arts | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Uroboros' Impending Closure Deals Another Blow To NW Art Glass

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016 10:27 p.m. | Portland

North Portland art glass supplier Uroboros is the second this year to see the end of the line.


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