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Cancer, Congestion, Pollution Among The Outcomes Of Longview Coal Export Project: Study

OPB/EarthFix | April 28, 2017 11:10 a.m.

The largest proposed coal terminal in North America would inevitably impact the environment and the surrounding community in Southwest Washington, according to a new report.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

Seattle Climate Activists Get Confrontational In Trump Era

KUOW | April 28, 2017 10:15 a.m.

While civil disobedience is nothing new,  climate activists see a balooning interest since the election of President Donald Trump.

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Trump Signs Order To Expand Offshore Drilling, Halt Marine Sanctuaries

NPR | April 28, 2017 9:11 a.m.

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US

OPB | April 27, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

Climate Activists Tell PGE: Don’t Even Think About New Natural Gas Plants

OPB/EarthFix | April 26, 2017 1:02 p.m. | Portland

Environmental groups gathered outside the Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland Wednesday to protest the utility’s effort to permit two new natural gas power plants.

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Oregon House Passes 10-Year Fracking Ban

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

There currently are no operational hydraulic fracturing wells in Oregon, but there is potential for coalbed methane fracking in the Willamette Valley, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

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Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block

NPR | April 26, 2017 5 a.m.

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.

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China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

NPR | April 25, 2017 2:10 p.m.

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

Energy | Environment

White House Advisor Promises Approval For Oregon's Controversial LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017 11:45 a.m.

One of President Trump’s top economic advisors says the administration plans to approve a permit for the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Coos Bay.