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Environmental Review Is Out On Vancouver Oil-By-Rail Project

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Washington state has released a detailed environmental assessment of a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

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Washington Takes Legal Action Over Volkswagen's Diesel Pollution

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015 4 p.m.

The state says the automaker exposed residents to harmful air pollution by intentionally cheating on federal emissions tests.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership And The Environment: What's The Deal?

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 5, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Seattle

The newly-released text of a controversial 12-country trade agreement is a 6,000-page document with plenty to say about environmental stewardship.

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City Of Portland Considers Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban

OPB | Nov. 4, 2015 10:20 a.m. | Portland

Portland is considering two resolutions that oppose the expansion of any project to transport or store fossil fuels.

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TriMet Apologizes For Flooded Trains, Service Disruption

OPB | Nov. 3, 2015 11:05 a.m. | Portland

On Halloween, about a dozen light rail trains were affected by pooled water on the tracks. TriMet has offered “sincere apologies” for service disruptions Saturday.

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Latinos At Highest Risk From Air Pollution, Study Says

KUOW | Nov. 2, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Seattle

Neighborhoods where non-English speaking Latinos live tend to have the most toxic air quality, according to new research out of Washington State University.

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Lane Transit District Buying Its First All-Electric Buses

The Register-Guard | Nov. 2, 2015 12:34 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

LTD is finalizing contracts to buy 10 vehicles — five all-electric buses and five hybrid diesel-electric vehicles — to replace buses in the fleet that have reached the end of their useful life.

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Alaska Airlines Sees Mishandled Bags Incidents Rise

Northwest News Network | Oct. 22, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has fallen to worst among the U.S. mainline carriers for mishandled bags.

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7 Cars On BNSF Freight Train Derail In Tacoma

AP | Oct. 16, 2015 12:24 p.m. | Tacoma, Washington

The train, which was on its way from Pasco to Seattle, was carrying  diesel, ethanol, flour and minerals.

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BOLI: Oregon Drivers Working For Uber And Lyft Are 'Employees'

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Oregon drivers working for transportation networks, like Uber and Lyft, should consider themselves "employees" of those companies, rather than independent contractors.