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More Water For Eastern Washington, But Not When Its Needed Most

Northwest News Network | June 26, 2016 5 p.m.

Every five years, a team convenes to evaluate long-term water supply and demand for the Columbia River Basin. For eastern Washington, the water supply will increase, but not when demand is highest.

Environment | Water

EPA Extends Deadline To Comment On Portland Harbor Cleanup

OPB/EarthFix | June 24, 2016 9:53 a.m.

Federal regulators are giving additional time to comment on their plan for cleaning up Portland’s most polluted stretch of the Willamette River.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Water

Bringing Back Klamath Wetlands, One Wocus At A Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Work is underway to restore a native water lily called the wocus to wetlands in the Klamath Basin — and with it a traditional Native American food and habitat for endangered fish. 

Environment | Water

Legal Dispute Filed Over Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Portland

Seven companies have filed a legal dispute with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the plans to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund site.

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PPS Board Members Say They Weren't Consulted About Smith's Retirement

OPB | June 22, 2016 9:31 a.m.

Two Portland Public Schools board members say they were not consulted about the timeline of Superintendent Carole Smith’s retirement.

Energy | local | News | Water

Hydropower Proposed For Eastern Oregon Dam

East Oregonian | June 18, 2016 9:47 a.m.

A Pendelton engineering company has proposed installing a 1.9-megawatt generator and powerhouse at McKay Dam in eastern Oregon.

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Tracks Passed Safety Inspection Weeks Before Mosier Derailment

OPB | June 17, 2016 4:42 p.m.

The Federal Railroad Administration said it’s still investigating this month’s oil train derailment in Mosier, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

Water | Energy | Environment | News | local | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oregon DOT Asks For Moratorium On Oil Trains

East Oregonian | June 16, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Following the oil train derailment in Mosier, the Oregon Department of Transportation requested the federal government put a moratorium on oil trains in the Columbia Gorge.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Water

Oregon Battles Invasive Minnows To Protect Non-Native Trout

OPB/EarthFix | June 14, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Diamond Lake, Oregon

There’s no question now: the tui chub are back in Diamond Lake.  What are we willing to do about it?

Education | Teachers | Health | Water | Environment | News | local | Lead In The Water

Eugene Schools Find Lead In Water

OPB | June 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.