OPB's Tom Banse got Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire's response to criticism from Montana officials that her state is standing in the way of a coal-export facility in Longview. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is headed to Washington today to visit the export terminal site, meet the Cowlitz County commissioners who approved the site for development and give Gregoire a piece of his mind.
In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.