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The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously today to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.
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.
Northwest emergency responders have complained about receiving little information about oil train movement through their community. They’re about to get even less.
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.
Northwest emergency responders soon will receive more information about how much Bakken crude oil is moving by rail through their communities.
Three Northwest environmental groups are among those suing the Obama Administration over its new safety rules for oil trains.
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.
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.
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.
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The Gun Show | Remembering Bob Ross & Rick Bartow | The Confession That's Rocking Portland's Music SceneSept. 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 LensAug. 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.