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.
Environment | Economy | Energy | News | Business | local | Oil Trains In The NorthwestOPB | 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.
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.
Technology | Nation | Energy | World | EnvironmentNPR | 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.
Nation | Energy | Environment | BusinessNPR | 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.
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.
Nation | Energy | Economy | Environment | BusinessNPR | 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.
Nation | Energy | Science | EnvironmentNPR | 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.
Energy | News | local | EnvironmentOPB | 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.