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VIDEO: Being A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 3:55 p.m.

Complaining about the weather? Imagine being a Columbia River bar pilot when the weather goes south! 

Environment | Energy

Opponents Challenge Environmental Review Of Kalama Methanol Plant

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Opponents of a methanol plant proposed in Kalama, Washington, are challenging the environmental review of the project.

Nation | Science | Energy

White House Report Calls For Safer Natural Gas Storage

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 4:23 a.m.

The October 2015 leak at the Aliso Canyon plant in Los Angeles, which displaced 8,000 families, shows that U.S. gas storage infrastructure is old and requires improvement, say federal officials.

Business | Economy | World | Energy

With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.

local | Environment | News | Energy

Sec. Jewell Backs Klamath River Dam Removal

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Oct. 19, 2016 7:20 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has penned a letter in support of the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.

Nation | Environment | Energy

N.D. Judge Dismisses Riot Charge Against 'Democracy Now' Host

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 12:50 p.m.

Amy Goodman will not face criminal charges for her coverage of an oil pipeline protest in North Dakota last month. Prosecutors say they may still bring charges later.

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Winter Heating Costs Likely To Increase

NPR | Oct. 13, 2016 3:24 p.m.

The federal government says higher fuel prices and colder weather will add up to a steeper bill than last year for consumers heating their homes this winter.

Transportation | Environment | Energy

Coal Company Backs Out Of Morrow Pacific, Ships Coal To Asia Through Canada

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The company backing a proposed coal export terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River announces it is leaving the project and instead is exporting coal to South Korea through a terminal Canada. 

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Coal Company Says It's Exporting To Asia

AP | Oct. 13, 2016 10:49 a.m.

A company with coal mines in Wyoming and Montana said Thursday that it's begun exporting fuel to Asia through a Canadian port — a rare bit of a positive news for an industry that's been in a prolonged tailspin.

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Protests Disrupt Pipelines Across The Northern US

NPR | Oct. 13, 2016 6:01 a.m.

On Tuesday, activists targeted five pipelines carrying crude oil into the U.S. from Canada, as construction resumed on a North Dakota pipeline. Twenty-seven protesters were arrested.