OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017
Environmental groups are pressuring Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Board of Forestry to find new leadership on forestry issues and increase protections for coastal drinking water.
KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017
Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.
OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017
A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
A track for vehicles was recently discovered illegally crossing the boundary into Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, despite the Wilderness Act's prohibition against motorized access to such protected areas.
Politics | local | News | Land use | EnvironmentOPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland
The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.
Pacific Northwest, we've slashed greenhouse gas emissions — and saved big bucks — with a clean energy source that often doesn't even get mentioned in policy debates.
Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.
Politics | News | Land use | EnvironmentOPB | Feb. 16, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
The bill would create a task force that would study the feasibility and cost of pursuing such transfers. Conservation groups oppose it.
Air | Environment | Energy | Sustainability | Climate changeOPB/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.
Richard Whitman, a former policy advisor to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, will remain director of Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality.
local | News | Land use | EnvironmentOPB | Feb. 14, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland
A group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument boundaries is suing the federal government.
Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown.
local | Environment | Land | Science | Climate changeOPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon
The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.