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Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

First Of Its Kind Coal Dust Study Underway In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn reports on a coal dust study scientists have begun in the Northwest to determine what affect coal by rail might have on the environment.

Regulators Deny Permit For Export Coal Dock

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll discuss the decision not to issue a permit to build a coal export dock in Boardman.

Environmental Update on Chemicals and Colony Collapse Disorder

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.

New EarthFix Poll Shows Oregonians' Views on the Environment and Guns

OPB | July 07, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear from EarthFix editor Dave Steves and John Horvick of DHM Research about the new environmental poll commissioned by EarthFix.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Environmental Update On Oil Trains, Coal & More

OPB | May 20, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Oregon's Role in Environmental Pact With West Coast and British Columbia

OPB | Oct. 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Oregon has joined forces with California, Washington and British Columbia to commit to implementing new policies that would reduce carbon emissions.

Studying The Impact Of Coal And Climate Change

OPB | Aug. 06, 2013

The Washington Department of Ecology will study the impact of a proposed Bellingham coal terminal on climate change.

Environmental Update

OPB | July 10, 2013

The recent oil train disaster in Canada and the latest coal terminal hearings in Oregon have raised new questions for the Pacific Northwest's stake in fossil fuel import and export.

Coal: The Big Picture

OPB | June 17, 2013

A new EarthFix TV documentary travels from Wyoming to Washington to examine controversial coal export terminals.

Environmental News Round-Up

OPB | May 28, 2013

We'll talk with David Steves and Ashley Ahearn, both of EarthFix, about some recent environmental headlines they've been following.

Coal Would Bring More Rail Traffic To Northwest

OPB | April 05, 2013

An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.

News Roundtable: April 5, 2013

OPB | April 05, 2013

We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.

How Would Coal Terminals Affect The Northwest?

OPB | March 08, 2013

OPB's EarthFix team has been investigating how proposed coal terminals would affect residents of the Northwest.

Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 22, 2013

What are the implications of mining coal on public lands?

News Roundtable

OPB | Sept. 21, 2012

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

Environmental Update

OPB | Aug. 27, 2012

Reporter Ashley Ahearn gives us the latest on coal exports in the Northwest and the Elwha Dam removal.

A Coos Bay Update: Coal & LNG

OPB | April 18, 2012

Two major export efforts are afoot in Coos Bay. We turn to Amelia Templeton with OPB's Earthfix for an update. 

Environmental Update

OPB | April 11, 2012

EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn joins us to talk about the potential economic, health, and environmental impacts of coal in the Northwest.