Now Playing:

News

News | Environment | Energy

Despite Protests, Arctic Drill Rig Preparations Continue

AP | May 19, 2015 7:32 a.m.

Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal.

News | Environment | Energy | Business

Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead Pushes Coal Ports On NW Trip

AP | May 18, 2015 11:14 a.m.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is in the Northwest, pushing for access to deep-water ports that would allow shipment of Wyoming coal to Asian markets.

News | Environment | Energy

More Arctic Drilling Protests Planned In Seattle

AP | May 18, 2015 11 a.m.

Critics of Arctic oil drilling are gathering Monday in Seattle, where a massive floating drill rig is parked on the waterfront.

News | Water | Energy | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

How To Safely Turn Off Utilities After A Disaster

OPB | May 15, 2015 2:45 p.m.

In the wake of a natural disaster like an earthquake, the natural gas, water and electricity in a home become potentially serious threats to health and well-being.

News | Environment | Energy | Business

Kayakers Protest As Arctic Drill Rig Moors Off Seattle

AP | May 15, 2015 7:17 a.m.

The watery protest marked a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change.

News | Environment | Energy | Transportation | Water

Washington, Oregon To Update Oil Spill Response Plan

AP | May 14, 2015 8:13 a.m.

Officials in both Washington and Oregon are seeking public comments as they prepare to update an oil spill response plan for the Lower Columbia River.

News | Energy

Wash. Nuke Plant Poses "Highest Hazard" In Event Of Quake

AP | May 14, 2015 7:29 a.m.

Regulators found that the Columbia generating station in Richland, Washington, would present "the highest ... hazard" in an earthquake.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Energy

A Potential First: Lane County Asks For Drought Declaration

OPB | May 13, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Lane is the first Western Oregon county to make a drought emergency request this year.

News | Environment | Energy

Shell To Seattle: Oil Drill Rigs Are Coming

AP | May 13, 2015 11:15 a.m.

About a dozen activists in kayaks met one of the two drill rigs as the 514-foot-long Noble Discoverer arrived Tuesday evening in Everett, north of here, on its way to Seattle.

News | Politics | Energy

After Winning In Court, Hermiston Starts Gas Utility Work

AP | May 13, 2015 10:03 a.m.

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday to hire an engineer and begin mapping out a strategy for creating the utility.