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.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland
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.
local | News | Environment | Politics | Energy | 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 | local | Air | EnvironmentOPB/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.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB/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.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality staff expect to lose more than 30 people in the agency’s core programs because of President Trump’s cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget.
Newly obtained documents show how much Republican Doug Ericksen was paid for working for the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency while holding a seat in the Washington Legislature.
Lawmakers in Oregon are once again pushing bills to increase the state’s oversight of oil trains, ten months after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge.
Oregon’s backlog of expired water quality permits is among the worst in the country, meaning the state has allowed pollution discharges at levels that may violate current clean-water standards.