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Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:30 p.m.

An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan that would allow NuStar to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that it drop its proposal to handle crude oil.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

Energy | Environment

Volkswagen Settlement Fuels A Fight To Phase Out Dirty Old Diesel Engines

OPB/EarthFix | March 23, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

The Northwest is in line to receive millions of dollars through a settlement with Volkswagen Group. Some say that money could help crack down on old diesel trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Technology | Energy | Environment | Science | Nation | Business

Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

NPR | March 22, 2017 6:06 a.m.

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.

World | Business | Environment | Energy | Nation

Norwegian Pension Fund Divests From Companies Behind DAPL

NPR | March 17, 2017 4:42 p.m.

KLP is pulling millions of dollars it has invested in companies building and owning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision was reportedly driven by pressure from Norway's indigenous Sami peoples.

Energy | Environment | Land use

It's Round 3 For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal And Pipeline

OPB/EarthFix | March 17, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

After being denied by federal regulators last years, backers of the liquefied natural gas project are starting again.

Energy | Science | Environment | Election | Nation

Trump's Budget Slashes Climate Change Funding

NPR | March 17, 2017 1:49 a.m.

The White House's proposed federal budget cuts everything from research to regulation, and makes clear that the administration doesn't view climate change as a priority.

Business | Energy | World

As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

NPR | March 14, 2017 6:37 a.m.

State-run coal mines are shutting down in China's rust belt. Facing layoffs, miners are worried about their future — and in the absence of labor unions, are organizing to demand better treatment.

local | News | Energy | Environment | Business | Climate change | Economy

Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee's 'Clean Air Rule'

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Polluting industries in Washington state don't like Gov. Jay Inslee's cap on carbon emissions — and they don't think it's legal.

local | Energy | Environment | News

Demolition Resumes At Hanford Plutonium Plant

AP | March 11, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile.


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