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Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 2:43 p.m.

Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom in America.

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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:53 a.m.

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

Science | Environment | Economy | Energy | Business

Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

NPR | Aug. 24, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

Environment | News | local | Water | Energy

Conservationists File Lawsuit Against PGE Over Lower Deschutes Water Quality

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.



The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.

Environment | Water | Energy | News | local | Climate change

Wyoming Governor Criticizes Oregon Coal Port Ruling

AP | Aug. 16, 2016 7:10 a.m. | Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's disappointed with the judge's decision. He says coal is a critical economic driver for his state and the nation.

Environment | Land | Water | Transportation | Energy

Judge Upholds Permit Denial For Columbia River Coal Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 12, 2016 10:23 a.m. | Portland

An Oregon administrative judge upheld a 2014 decision by the Department of State Lands to reject a permit for a proposed coal terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River.

Environment | Water | Energy | Fish & Wildlife | News | local | Oil Trains In The Northwest

How Bad Could The Mosier Oil Spill Have Been?

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:29 p.m.

Many in Mosier say the derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude could have been much worse than it was.

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

Oregon, Union Pacific Use Microbes To Clean Up Oil Train Spill

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Union Pacific Railroad will be working with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality to clean up oil that spilled from a derailed train in Mosier, Oregon.

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Utility Giant PG&E Convicted of Violating Gas Pipeline Safety Laws

NPR | Aug. 10, 2016 12:24 a.m.

Prosecutors had argued that in prioritizing profits, the company neglected to adequately maintain its pipelines, leading to the deaths of eight people in an explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010.

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Fines Issued For Mishandling Hanford Waste

AP | Aug. 9, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Hanford, Washington

State regulators have fined the federal government and one of its contractors $50,000 for mishandling hazardous waste at Hanford.