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Trump's Billionaire Pick For Commerce, Oceans Chief Is Keeping His Oil Tankers

KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017 1 p.m. | Seattle

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.

Energy | Environment | Science | Business | Nation

PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 7:11 a.m.

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

Environment | Energy

The Forgotten Clean Energy Source That Helps Power The Northwest

Jefferson Public Radio | Feb. 23, 2017 3:03 p.m.

Pacific Northwest, we've slashed greenhouse gas emissions — and saved big bucks — with a clean energy source that often doesn't even get mentioned in policy debates.

Environment | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Energy | Agriculture | Climate change | Transportation

Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Nation | Environment | Science | Energy

Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 5:52 p.m.

The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.

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Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 2:02 p.m.

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Energy | Environment | Business | Technology | Nation

The South Has Been Slow To Harness Its Wind, But That's Changing

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 6:47 a.m.

There are several reasons the region is lagging in wind energy — including lower wind speeds. But now North Carolina is home to the first large-scale commercial wind farm in the Southeast.

Nation | Environment | Election | Energy | Science

A Daughter Of Coal Country Battles Climate Change And Her Father's Doubt

NPR | Feb. 16, 2017 5:08 p.m.

In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.

Environment | Energy | Air | Climate change | Sustainability

Oregon DEQ Says Cap And Trade Could Reduce Carbon Emissions At Lower Costs

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Reducing carbon emissions in Oregon could be achieved through an approach known as cap and trade with little impact on the state’s overall economy, according to a new study.

Energy | Environment | Business | Technology | Nation

Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market

NPR | Feb. 15, 2017 6:28 a.m.

The Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles on a single charge and costs about $30,000, after a federal tax credit. But the clean-car industry needs government support to thrive, and that's far from certain.