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Environmental Update On Orcas And Geothermal Energy

OPB | April 20, 2015

We get a round-up of some of the region’s major environmental stories from OPB’s EarthFix team.

'Daughters Of Hanford' Explores Little Told Stories

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Richland-based reporter Anna King tells us about her new collaborative series profiling women connected with the history of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

Full Speed Ahead For Low Carbon Fuel Bill

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

The clean energy bill is moving quickly through the Oregon legislature, despite its association with the Cyliva Hayes-John Kitzahber ethics scandal.

A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Environmental Update

OPB | April 08, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix and OPB reporters about landslides, lawsuits against hatcheries, and a pesticide dump cover-up.

Environmental Update

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014

THURSDAY: We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Environmental Update On Oil-By-Rail In the Northwest

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014

MONDAY: Increasingly, trains are carrying crude oil across the Northwest. After derailments in other places, lawmakers are asking for more information and better safety standards.

Wind Energy Tax Credit Expires

OPB | Jan. 03, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll explore the effect of the expiration of the federal wind energy tax credit, and the role that subsidies play in energy production more broadly.

Second Megaload of Oil Refinery Equipment Hits The Road

OPB | Dec. 24, 2013

TUESDAY: The trucking company hauling massive oil refinery equipment across Eastern Oregon is gearing up for protests along the way.

Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 16, 2013

MONDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss the labor deal at the Port of Portland, federal money for NuScale, and more.

Control Shifts At BPA After Hiring Scandal

OPB | Oct. 25, 2013

FRIDAY: The Department of Energy is taking control of personnel decisions at the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal.

Inspector General's Report Blasts Bonneville Power Administration

OPB | July 17, 2013

The Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General released a report that blasts the BPA for hiring practices and retaliating against whistle-blowers. 

Increasing Incentives for Energy Efficiciency

OPB | June 10, 2013

A new Oregon State University study finds an emphasis on renewable energy overshadows the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.

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.

Environmental Update

OPB | Feb. 12, 2013

We'll get an update from our Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita about the first formal assessment of the size and scope of Oregon's electric vehicle industry.

Gas Tax Alternative

OPB | June 18, 2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation has a new pilot program to create a way to tax drivers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Environmental Update

OPB | May 08, 2012

We'll get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the plan to remove Klamath River dams. 

Our Town: Lakeview

OPB | May 04, 2012

The next stop in our Our Town series is Lakeview, OR.

Coos Bay LNG

OPB | March 28, 2012

We'll get the latest on plans to build a liquified natural gas terminal in Coos Bay.