Politics | Water | Environment | ElectionOPB/EarthFix | May 1, 2016 9:45 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon
A measure on this month’s ballot asks Hood River County voters to ban commercial water bottling in an effort to block Nestle from building a $50 million plant in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.
Oregon health officials are promising greater transparency around the presence of lead in drinking water, including the location of lead service lines and the results of mandatory tests.
local | Water | News | EnvironmentAP | April 18, 2016 11:16 a.m. | Bremerton, Washington
The project is estimated to take a year and cost $30 million — a sum the Navy recently agreed to pay after years of legal wrangling.
local | Water | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | April 10, 2016 3:15 p.m.
The big Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011 happened more than five years ago, but debris from that disaster is still washing ashore on the Pacific...
Ten schools in Oregon had water samples that tested above the U.S. EPA's lead limit at some point since 2013, according to an AP analysis of test results reported to the agency.
A complex path lies ahead for Klamath Basin restoration despite historic agreements made this week and the presidential race heats up in Oregon. OPB's experts round up the week in politics.