Energy | Nation | Economy | Business | Environment

People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

NPR | June 26, 2017 6:11 a.m.

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.

Energy | Business | World

What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

NPR | June 22, 2017 5:48 a.m.

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.

Energy | Science | Sustainability | Environment

The Coming Revolutions That Will Change How We Get Around

Jefferson Public Radio | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Researchers are envisioning a future in which how we get around each day becomes cleaner, faster, greener ... and cheaper by combining three emerging technologies.

Energy | Nation | Environment | Business

Judge Delivers Blow To Trump Administration In Dakota Access Fight

NPR | June 15, 2017 10:21 a.m.

This ruling does not order the pipeline to cease operations. But it opens the door to that possibility. The federal judge found the Trump Administration failed to follow environmental procedures.

Transportation | Energy | Nation | News | Environment

Gorge Commission Hears Union Pacific Appeal Of Mosier Track Expansion

OPB | June 13, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Portland

The proposed five-mile expansion would pass through the site of last year’s oil train derailment that spilled 40,000 gallons of crude oil and contaminated the town’s groundwater.

Energy | Environment

Oregon Utility Board Considers Controversial Sale Of Oil Tanks

OPB/EarthFix | June 12, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Oregon utility regulators are considering a request by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

Business | Economy | Environment | Energy | Nation | Election

Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal

NPR | June 10, 2017 5:01 a.m.

Colstrip, Mont., is home to the second-largest coal power plant in the West. The plant's customers in other states are turning away from coal, so locals are looking for support in making a transition.

Energy | Environment

Supreme Court Rejects Port Defense Of Secret Meetings On Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | June 8, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The Washington Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision Thursday in a ruling that suggests the Port of Vancouver violated public meetings law while negotiating a lease for an oil terminal.

Energy | News | Environment

Opponents Call Vancouver Oil Terminal 'Bad Plan' While Supporters Tout Jobs

OPB | June 8, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

More than 100 people testified before the Washington state energy board in Vancouver. It was one of the last opportunities for the public to sound off on a proposed oil terminal there.


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