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Environment | Energy

Port of Vancouver Approves Biggest Oil-Train Project In NW

July 23, 2013 4:25 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously today to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.

Environment | Energy

Crude Oil Terminal Planned In NW Portland

Feb. 14, 2014 10:15 p.m.

A national fuel storage company has leased a former asphalt plant on the Willamette River with plans to use it as a rail and marine terminal for crude oil.


NW Readiness For Oil Spills Drops As Risks Increase

Dec. 5, 2011 6:39 a.m.

Every year, vessels carry more than 15 billion of gallons of oil and fuel through Pacific Northwest waters, putting Washington and Oregon at constant risk of spills that could cripple parts of their economies and devastate marine life and environmentally sensitive shorelines.

Transportation | Environment | Energy | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Did You Like Knowing Where Oil Trains Moved In the Northwest? Too Bad.

May 1, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Northwest emergency responders have complained about receiving little information about oil train movement through their community. They’re about to get even less.

Environment | Communities

What's Shut Down In the NW World Of Federal Public Lands And Natural Resource Operations

Oct. 1, 2013 9:36 p.m.

Here's a rundown on what the BLM, FWS, NOAA, NPS and other federal agencies known by their TLAs and FLAs (Sorry - three-letter-acronyms and four-letter-acronyms) are up to ... and no longer up to in the Northwest due to the federal government shutdown.

Environment | Energy

DOT Requires Better Oil By Rail Notice, But Some Unknowns Remain for NW Responders

May 8, 2014 7:57 p.m.

Northwest emergency responders soon will receive more information about how much Bakken crude oil is moving by rail through their communities.


NW Environmental Groups Among Those Suing Over Oil Train Rules

May 16, 2015 1:15 a.m.

Three Northwest environmental groups are among those suing the Obama Administration over its new safety rules for oil trains.


OPB Readers Follow Occupy Movement In Rural NW

Nov. 14, 2011 11:22 a.m.

Even before this weekend's events, OPB news readers were interested in the Occupy movement. But schools, the wine industry, and a quirky fuel for Alaska Airlines also caught their attention.

Transportation | Environment | Water | Energy | Oil Trains In The Northwest

The Clean Energy Governor And The Columbia River Oil Refinery

June 5, 2015 11:47 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is a national leader on climate change policy. He’s also the head of a government working with businessmen who want to bring trainloads of crude oil into his state.

News | local | Health

Obese Women Manage Weight During Pregnancy In NW Study

Aug. 28, 2014 4 p.m.

It sounds counter intuitive to ask someone not to gain weight while she's pregnant.  But that’s what researchers at Kaiser Permanente did to help obese women reduce the risk of pregnancy complications.

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Think Out Loud

The Top Environmental Stories of 2011

Dec. 19, 2011 5:40 p.m.

 A lot of the biggest Northwest environmental stories surrounded energy issues.  Coal plants in Centralia, WA, and Boardman, OR both faced pressure to close their doors sooner than planned. Those closures come at the same time that Longview, WA and Bellingham, WA proposed coal export terminals to ship the resource to China. Idaho joined in on the national push toward "fracking" for natural gas. And the federal decision to postpone the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised the question of whether we'll see more oil tankers in NW waters as companies look for other routes to carry oil to China. The national Solyndra controversy raised questions about the certainty of investments in the local renewable energy industry. The wind and hydroelectric industries tried to work out the kinks of how to deal with the times when too much energy gets generated by both sources. And the Japanese tsunami that led to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and cleanup has raised quesitons everywhere about the safety of nuclear energy.

Think Out Loud

Washington Lawmakers At The Halfway Point

March 3, 2015 8:30 p.m.

We'll talk with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the machinations inside the Washington capitol.


Sam Roloff Paints in Many Styles

July 11, 2011 midnight

Local artist Sam Roloff doesn't limit himself to just one style of painting. Art Beat's KC Cowan visited Roloff's studio to talk with him about his artwork.

News | local | NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts | State of Wonder

The Gun Show | Remembering Bob Ross & Rick Bartow | The Confession That's Rocking Portland's Music Scene

Sept. 9, 2016 7:52 p.m.

This week on State of Wonder, a provocative (and funny!) show about guns, news about a sexual assault that's rocking the music community, an arts explosion at Pioneer Courthouse Square and more.

Arts | local | Oregon Lens

Oregon Lens 2014 Features Diverse Lineup of Independent Films

Aug. 20, 2014 7 a.m.

Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Find out what films are in this year's lineup, airing August 25-29 at 10 p.m. on OPB TV.

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Music | Sessions

Genders at OPB

Dec. 16, 2013 11:29 p.m.

The much buzzed about Portland quartet joins us to play songs from their new full-length debut, Get Lost, and talk about its recording, as well as touring with Built to Spill this past fall.

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Matching Gifts

July 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

Matching Gifts

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