OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2017
A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2016
We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2015
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has just returned from taking part in the international climate change conference in Paris.
OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2015
We get a round-up of some of the region’s major environmental stories from OPB’s EarthFix team.
OPB | Broadcast: March 5, 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2015
FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2014
TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.
OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix and OPB reporters about landslides, lawsuits against hatcheries, and a pesticide dump cover-up.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2014
THURSDAY: We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 24, 2013
TUESDAY: The trucking company hauling massive oil refinery equipment across Eastern Oregon is gearing up for protests along the way.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2013
FRIDAY: The Department of Energy is taking control of personnel decisions at the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: June 10, 2013
A new Oregon State University study finds an emphasis on renewable energy overshadows the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.
OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2013
We'll talk with David Steves and Ashley Ahearn, both of EarthFix, about some recent environmental headlines they've been following.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.