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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.

News | Environment | Transportation | Energy

New Oil Train Rules Get Mixed Reactions In Northwest

May 1, 2015 7:45 p.m.

Oil trains are getting stronger tank cars, better brakes, slower speed limits and  possibly new routes. Many in the Northwest say that’s still not enough.

News | Environment | Transportation | Energy

Oil Train Bill Hits Railroads With Surcharge For Flawed Tank Cars

April 30, 2015 9:45 p.m.

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined four other Democrats introducing a bill that would impose a surcharge for railroads when they use flawed and puncture-prone tank cars to haul volatile crude oil.

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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.

Environment | Energy

Oregon Agency Rejects Environmental Groups' Petition Challenging Oil Trains Permit

Dec. 12, 2014 6 p.m.

Environmental groups filed a petition with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in October asking the agency to reconsider its air quality permit for an oil train terminal on the Columbia River. This week the agency denied the petition.

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Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock Attacks

Oct. 2, 2014 2:05 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2: Portland International Airport fire crews are training to recognize Ebola, BLM can't account for all of its firefighting equipment or spending, wolves near Meacham could be killed for preying on livestock in the area, and more.

Environment | Energy

Rising Coal And Oil Train Shipments Make Rail Congestion A Big Problem

Sept. 29, 2014 7:24 p.m.

If train shipments of coal and oil keep increasing, many communities across the country could feel the congestion.

Environment | Energy

Oil Train Protesters Block Tracks To Oregon Shipping Terminal

Sept. 19, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Protesters have set up a human-occupied tripod over tracks along a route that follows the Columbia River to a train-to-barge crude oil facility near Clatskanie, Oregon.

Environment | Transportation | Energy

Big Trainloads Of Tar Sands Crude Now Rolling Through NW

Feb. 9, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Trains carrying mass loads of heavy crude oil from Canada’s tar sands have begun moving through the Northwest, creating the potential for an oil spill in parts of Oregon and Washington.

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FutureWork

Sept. 22, 2014 2:07 p.m.

Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution.

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Rice Univ., and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.

Could a robot do your job? What kinds of jobs will be available 50 years from now? What does the office of the future look like, and sound like? What kind of training will you need for jobs in the future? How will technology affect hiring practices?

Join us for FutureWork, Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 at 9pm.

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