The Northwest is in line to receive millions of dollars through a settlement with Volkswagen Group. Some say that money could help crack down on old diesel trucks, buses and construction equipment.
The backers of a failed biofuels project have proposed a $1.25 billion refinery and propane terminal at the Port of Longview on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River.
Economy | Technology | Air | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 23, 2015 4:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
Volkswagen is engulfed in a scandal after admitting to cheating on emissions testing. And that might have Volkswagen owners a little nervous.
John Plaza sold his motorcycle, took out a mortgage on his house and drained his 401(k) to build what’s now the second-largest biodiesel plant in the country. From there it's been a long struggle.
Farmers in Oregon and Washington will get federal money to grow poplars and camelina as biomass crops, according to an announcement today from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The crops will be used to make biodiesel at Beaver Biodiesel in Albany and ZeaChem in Boardman, and alternative jet fuel at AltAir Fuels in Seattle.