The 2017 legislative session ended with a mix of victories and disappointments for Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
The effects of pollution and climate change don’t affect us all equally. Those hit hardest often belong to communities of color and are cash poor.
News | Environment | Politics | NationAP | July 3, 2017 4:12 p.m. | Washington
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered the EPA to move forward with the new requirement that aims to reduce planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations.
Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.
News | Environment | local | NW Life | Eclipse 2017OPB | May 9, 2017 2:27 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon
With nearly every lodging option booked within the path of the eclipse, thousands of visitors are expected to spill over onto public lands.
News | Environment | local | Fish & WildlifeCapital Press | May 3, 2017 3:27 p.m.
The USDA’s agreement to kill wolves on behalf of Oregon wildlife regulators isn’t a “major federal action” warranting environmental review, according to a federal judge.
News | Environment | local | Fish & WildlifeAP | April 29, 2017 11:44 a.m. | Bremerton, Washington
Officials in Washington state say an invasion of the European green crabs that could disrupt the Puget Sound ecosystem is continuing.
Transportation | News | Environment | local | PoliticsOPB | April 28, 2017 2:32 p.m. | Portland
Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to help towns and cities prepare for serious railroad incidents.
President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.
News | Environment | local | PoliticsNorthwest News Network | April 27, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington
Prior to this order, the state had about 120 older electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf in its fleet.
News | Environment | Politics | NationNPR | April 25, 2017 6:31 p.m.
The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.
We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
Food | News | Environment | Fish & WildlifeNWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.
The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.
Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the March for Science. Among those marching were scientists whose jobs are now in jeopardy as they wait for the federal budget ax to fall.
News | Environment | local | EnergyThe Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon
Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.
Land | News | Environment | NW Life | Energy | Fish & WildlifeOPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.
News | Environment | Water | local | Fish & WildlifeStatesman Journal | April 19, 2017 5:26 p.m.
Tillamook Bay was closed to commercial shellfish harvesting last week, following a massive spill of liquid manure from a nearby dairy. It was scheduled to reopen Wednesday night.
News | Environment | local | Fish & WildlifeCapital Press | April 18, 2017 2:07 p.m.
Spotted owl populations have continued to decline rapidly, while larger, more aggressive barred owls take over spotted owl territory in Oregon, Washington and California.
News | Environment | NW Life | Food | Fish & Wildlife | localOPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.
Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.
The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.