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Railroad Whistleblower In Seattle Wins $1.6M Settlement

EarthFix | May 27, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A federal jury in Seattle has awarded a former BNSF Railway worker, and whistleblower, more than $1.6 million in a case involving brake inspections for tank cars.

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Judges Reject Steens Mountain Wind Project

OPB | May 26, 2016 4:39 p.m.

The Ninth District Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and rejected a wind turbine project on Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon.

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Proposed Longview Coal Terminal Gets Public Grilling, Props

OPB | May 24, 2016 5:38 p.m. | Longview, Washington

Hundreds of people from Oregon and Washington gathered at a public hearing in Longview, Wash., Tuesday to offer their views on the proposed Millennium Coal Terminal.

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Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla.

NPR | May 21, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.

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Curbing The Cannabis Industry’s Growing Power Consumption

Jefferson Public Radio | May 20, 2016 11:20 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Efforts are underway to get cannabis growers to reduce their prodigious energy use.

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Pipeline Company Indicted Over 2015 California Oil Spill

NPR | May 18, 2016 12:09 p.m.

Plains All American Pipeline company is facing 46 criminal counts after one of its pipelines ruptured last year, spilling crude oil that fouled miles of coastline near Santa Barbara.

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Climate Activists Arrested For Camping On Train Tracks Along Puget Sound

KUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 8:39 a.m. | Anacortes, Washington

Fifty-two people were arrested Sunday after camping out on train tracks that service oil refineries in northern Puget Sound. They were among hundreds of activists who demonstrated against fossil fuels in Anacortes, Washington. 

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PHOTOS: Protesters Around The World Target Fossil Fuel Industry

NPR | May 16, 2016 8:13 a.m.

For two weeks, protesters have gathered — on kayaks, on train tracks, at mines and at refineries — to demonstrate against coal, oil and other energy sources that contribute to global warming.

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52 Climate Activists Arrested In Washington State

AP | May 15, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Seattle

Authorities cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists in Anacortes, Washington, Sunday morning. The protestors had been camped out on the tracks since Friday.

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Army Corps Denies Permit For Puget Sound Coal Export Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 11:33 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is denying a permit for the proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, Washington.