Nation | NW Life | Energy | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed oil and gas terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.
Economy | Business | local | News | Politics | Environment | Oil Trains In The NorthwestOPB | July 29, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Washington’s Attorney General said Friday that he is opposed to a proposal for the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Wash.
For the last five weeks, Washington’s energy council has conducted a trial like review of the Vancouver Energy Project.
Economy | Nation | local | News | Environment | Oil Trains In The NorthwestOPB | June 23, 2016 8 a.m.
The Federal Railroad Administration said Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment caused this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.
Union Pacific officials say they plan to resume sending crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge. Last week, transportation officials in Oregon called for a moratorium on crude oil moving through the state.
Nation | local | News | EnvironmentAP | Aug. 17, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Anchorage, Alaska
The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.
A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration.
Environmentalists are suing, the mayor and city council have launched an investigation, and angry protesters packed the Port Commissioners' meeting, but the Port of Seattle is standing strong in its decision to host Shell Oil.
Shell Oil wants to build more tracks at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, to receive oil by rail. At a packed hearing in Skagit County on Thursday, more than 100 people turned up to comment on the proposal.
The U.S. is producing more oil than it has the pipelines to transport. That means more oil is traveling – and spilling – by rail.