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Washington Governor Asks Union Pacific To Halt Oil Trains

OPB | June 24, 2016 5:09 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Union Pacific Railroad to halt oil train shipments through Washington until the company does more walking inspections of its railroad track.

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Trial-Like Review Starts Monday For Proposed Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | June 24, 2016 1:25 p.m.

Washington state begins its public review Monday of what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country, slated to be built at the Port of Vancouver.

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This $6-A-Month Plan Brings Solar Power To People Living Off The Grid

NPR | June 24, 2016 11:13 a.m.

That's the price for a solar energy package from Off-Grid Electric, who's lit up the homes of 100,000 people without electricity in Tanzania.

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

NPR | June 23, 2016 4:57 p.m.

After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Spain. It's a big step toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.

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Union Pacific Locomotive Spills Fuel Near Troutdale

OPB | June 22, 2016 11:03 a.m.

A 92-car Union Pacific train heading east spilled an undetermined amount of diesel fuel near Troutdale on Tuesday night.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules

NPR | June 22, 2016 7:12 a.m.

A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing — because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.

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Invisibilia: How Learning To Be Vulnerable Can Make Life Safer

NPR | June 21, 2016 3:03 p.m.

Tommy Chreene saw a man die while working on a Gulf oil rig — and went right back to work. Then the oil company decided that for the workplace be safer, the roughnecks needed to share their feelings.

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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

NPR | June 21, 2016 5:58 a.m.

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.

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A Trans-Atlantic Flight Without Fuel: Solar Impulse Leaves New York On Ambitious Trip

NPR | June 20, 2016 9:20 a.m.

The Solar Impulse 2 plane is being flown across the Atlantic Ocean on a four-day trip to Spain. The solar-powered craft took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early Monday.

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Vancouver Protest Marks Continued Resistance To Northwest Oil Projects

OPB | June 18, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Police arrested 21 people who refused to vacate BNSF Railway tracks in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, as they protested oil train activity in the Pacific Northwest.