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Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 9:51 a.m.

Almost a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, most of the island is still without electricity. Officials have estimated it could be months before power is restored.

Politics | Election | Energy | News | Environment

Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

Election | local | Energy | Politics | Environment

Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

Fish & Wildlife | Energy | Environment

Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Overturned By Congress

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2017 4:35 p.m.

A bill sponsored by several U.S. House members from the Northwest aims to overturn two recent court decisions to protect salmon from harmful effects of Columbia and Snake river dams.

Economy | Business | Nation | Energy | Science

Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights

NPR | Oct. 10, 2017 3:28 p.m.

Nearly 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Authorities say it will take months to restore electricity after the storm destroyed the power grid.

Business | local | News | Energy | Sustainability | Environment

Washington’s Cannabis Industry Isn’t As Green As You’d Think

Crosscut | Oct. 9, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Marijuana growers and processors use a lot of electricity and have a carbon footprint equaling that of 3 million cars.

Election | Energy | Politics | Environment

Oil Terminal Backers Give Big To Vancouver Port Candidate

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver just donated $150,000 to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene.  

Nation | Energy | Environment

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Voted Out Of Office

NPR | Sept. 28, 2017 5:24 p.m.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault lost a re-election bid after a controversial campaign to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Environment | Energy | Climate change

Rejection For Longview Project Spells Doom For Coal Exports Through The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2017 2:34 p.m. | Portland

The Washington Department of Ecology today denied a permit for a proposal to build North America’s largest coal export terminal in Longview.  

Energy | Environment

Coal Scorecard: Your Guide To Coal In The Northwest

EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Here’s your guide to coal in the Northwest: The latest on the fate of the region's proposed coal-by-rail shipping projects.