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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

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Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee's 'Clean Air Rule'

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Polluting industries in Washington state don't like Gov. Jay Inslee's cap on carbon emissions — and they don't think it's legal.

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Report: Oregon Will Fail At Reducing Carbon Emissions

Portland Tribune | Oct. 29, 2015 7:03 a.m.

According to a new report from the Oregon Global Warming Commission, the state will fail to meet its 2020 state goal for reducing carbon emissions and fall further behind without major new initiatives.

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Groups Plan Ballot Initiative To Battle Climate Change In Wash.

AP | Oct. 6, 2015 5 a.m. | Seattle

The statewide ballot measure would cap greenhouse gas emissions and put a price on carbon pollution, though many other details have not yet decided.

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3 Questions For Volkswagen Diesel Owners In The Northwest

OPB/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. 

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Why Washington's 'Green' Governor Rides In A SUV

Northwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Audio recordings obtained through public records reveal the Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit is concerned about protecting Gov. Jay Inslee politically — at least when it comes to driving him in a gas-guzzling SUV.

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Oregon Meeting Goal On Carbon Emissions Reduction, So Far

OPB | July 24, 2013 12:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

New data shows that Oregon is meeting its goal to halt the growth of carbon emissions.


Deadline Arrives For Air Permit Comments

OPB | April 15, 2013 6 a.m. | Portland

Today is the last day for public comments on Daimler North America's air quality permit.