Investigative and Data Reporter, OPB/EarthFix
Tony Schick is an investigative and data reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Tony previously worked as the web editor for Investigative Reporters and Editors, a journalism nonprofit based in Columbia, Missouri. He has worked as a freelance reporter and researcher since 2007.
He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and sociology from Gonzaga University, where he spent enough time after hours in the student newsroom that he and his wife named their dog, Myron, after the building’s beloved overnight custodian. He received his master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Tony is a native of Portland.
Water | Environment | News | localOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 12:37 p.m.
Environmental groups are suing Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality over its regulation of stormwater pollution from more than 900 industrial sites.
Land | Communities | Environment | Land use | WaterOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland
The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.
The Washington Department of Ecology today denied a permit for a proposal to build North America’s largest coal export terminal in Longview.
State wildlife officials have authorized the killing of two wolves from a pack in Eastern Oregon after confirming four attacks on livestock.
local | Agriculture | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 22, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Tidewater, Oregon
After gathering dust, rust and rat poop for decades in the Oregon Coast Range, a barn full of documents about the chemical industry are poised to become evidence in lawsuits.
Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.
Many western states pay livestock operators for cattle and sheep lost to wolves depredation. But an EarthFix investigation found Oregon is making questionable payments to ranchers.
Energy | Politics | local | Environment | News | TransportationOPB/EarthFix | June 30, 2017 2:42 p.m.
A bill was pulled from the Oregon House floor and returned to committee over concerns about language that would make secret railroad spill contingency plans and financial responsibility documents.
News | Environment | Air | localOPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is now in search of a new way to pay for the governor’s clean air initiative.
Environment | News | localOPB/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 5:37 p.m. | Portland
For the second time since 2015, the Oregon Legislature has stripped language out of a bill that would have increased the state’s regulation of oil trains.
Washington state regulators approved two permits Thursday for a proposed plant that would make and export methanol along the Columbia River in Kalama.
Oregon ranchers are once again asking the state to give local authorities final say over what's considered a wolf depredation.
The Oregon Senate has confirmed three new members of the state’s Environmental Quality Commission.
Oregon lawmakers are now hoping to help close a regulatory hole by giving cities and counties the authority to regulate the control of lead dust from home demolitions.
Seattle-based Total Reclaim failed to label shipments of old electronics as hazardous waste.
One of the three state commission members fired by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says they were dismissed because they went against her wishes with their choice to head the Department of Environmental Quality.