Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 1:21 p.m.

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

Portland Tribune: Metro Council Approves Emissions Reduction Plan

Pamplin |Dec. 19, 2014 1 p.m.

Calling it a natural progression of Oregon's land use planning legacy, the Metro Council on Thursday unanimously approved its strategies for cutting the region's personal motor vehicle tailpipe emissions.

Group Delivers Basket Of Coal To OSU Foundation

AP |Dec. 19, 2014 8:07 a.m.

A group that wants the Oregon State University Foundation to drop investments in the fossil fuel industry delivered a basket of coal Thursday to its office.

Settlements Reached In Hanford Time-Card Fraud Case

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Federal charges related to time-card fraud are expected to be dropped after two former managers and a former supervisor of CH2M Hill Hanford Group agreed to pay civil fines.

Richland, Wash., Lab Supports 6,800 Jobs

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 10:05 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland supported more than $1.3 billion in spending and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy last year.

Hanford Tanks Continue To Deteriorate

AP |Dec. 16, 2014 11:45 a.m.

A new report says underground nuclear waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation continue to deteriorate.

Register-Guard: Biogas Power Plant Near Junction City Mired In Legal Disputes

Register Guard |Dec. 15, 2014 11:32 a.m.

The financial backers of an avant-garde biogas power plant south of Junction City that is heavily subsidized by the public are engaged in a messy dispute over the facility, which turns truckloads of food waste into electricity.

Richland Nuclear Power Plant Turns 30 Years Old

AP |Dec. 15, 2014 7:16 a.m.

The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest, the Columbia Generating Station at Richland, turned 30 years old over the weekend.

Murray Helps Restore Hanford Funds

AP |Dec. 11, 2014 10:43 a.m.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have been averted.

Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

NPR |Dec. 11, 2014 9:14 a.m.

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.

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