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Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.

Energy | Environment

Wyden, Merkley To Hold Oil Train Roundtable

Aug. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Oregon congressmen Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are holding a roundtable discussion about oil trains Monday in Eugene.

Communities | Environment

Lawsuit Challenges Protection For Farming, Forestry

Aug. 13, 2014 11:52 p.m.

Residents of a Southern Oregon community who say herbicide spraying made them sick have now filed a lawsuit challenging a state law shielding farming and forestry from liability.

Energy | Environment

Local Concerns And A New Permit For Oregon's Largest Oil By Rail Terminal

Aug. 19, 2014 7:53 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approved a new air quality permit Tuesday for Oregon’s only oil train terminal in Clatskanie and received roughly 1,400 comments in the process.

Water | Environment

Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon

Aug. 22, 2014 10:55 p.m.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have discovered the first documented examples of Oregon chinook salmon spawning without swimming to the ocean and back.

Land | Environment

New Oregon Forestry Tool Excites Agency But Pesticide Watchdogs Are Disappointed

Sept. 15, 2014 6:18 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Forestry is unveiling an overhaul of how it tracks what happens on forests within the state. Forest pesticide watchdogs were among the harshest critics of the old system and remain disappointed in the new one.

Communities | Environment

Oregon Issues Fine, Revokes License Of Curry County Herbicide Sprayer

Aug. 12, 2014 8:36 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued a $10,000 civil penalty and a one-year license revocation to Pacific Air Research, Inc., the company involved in a forest herbicide application that spilled onto homes near Gold Beach.

Energy | Environment

One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest

July 18, 2014 11:25 p.m.

BNSF Railway trains in the Pacific Northwest could soon have one-man crews.

Energy | Environment

Turning Plastics To Oil In Portland? Maybe Later

July 29, 2014 11:16 p.m.

Waste Management plans to idle its new plastics-to-oil facility in North Portland. It's only been operating for 16 months, but perhaps not as well as the company had hoped.

Energy | Environment

Sightline Institute Authors Report Questioning Tesoro's Track Record

July 11, 2014 7 p.m.

It's been a bad week for Tesoro in the press. A KUOW investigation revealed that four years after a deadly blast at the company's plant in Anacortes, no one has been held accountable. Now, the Sightline Institute has issued a scathing report on Tesoro's practices.

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