Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | July 1, 2017 2:31 p.m.
The deadline to reach a decision on a controversial oil terminal planned for Vancouver has been pushed back again.
Oregon utility regulators are considering a request by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.
Energy | Climate change | Environment | Transportation | News | localOPB | May 3, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Environmentalists are concerned about a draft air permit that has been released for a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
Nation | local | Environment | NewsAP | April 6, 2017 10:35 a.m. | Billings, Montana
Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that tens of thousands of safety defects were found when government inspectors checked the rail lines used to haul volatile crude oil across the country.
Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
local | Water | Environment | NewsAP | March 14, 2017 7:22 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River.
Union Pacific Railroad is suing Wasco County and Columbia River Gorge commissioners in an effort to push through a proposed track expansion.
Regulators say an oil terminal proposed for a coastal Washington state harbor poses several environmental problems.
A county planning commission has given its approval to a rail expansion in the same stretch of the Columbia River Gorge where a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into flames.
Energy | Environment | local | Water | News | Transportation | Oil Trains In The NorthwestNorthwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:02 p.m.
Union Pacific Railroad will be working with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality to clean up oil that spilled from a derailed train in Mosier, Oregon.
Environment | Sustainability | local | Politics | News | Renewable energy | Transportation | Oil Trains In The NorthwestAP | July 28, 2016 8:33 a.m. | Seattle
Voters in Spokane will get to decide whether the city should prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of crude oil or coal a civil in
Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, described at a community meeting Friday in Mosier what had caused the June 3 derailment of 16 oil cars.
Leaders with the city of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes are urging Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to work with Congress and President Obama to permanently ban oil trains in Oregon.
Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: FamilyOPB | June 9, 2016 noon
We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.
Five climate change activists who blocked an oil train north of Seattle are convicted of trespassing but not obstruction.
Five environmental activists who chained themselves to train tracks in Everett to protest oil and coal trains go to trial.
President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline last week, but oil from Canada’s tar sands may find another way out of the ground and to refineries, which would mean more oil trains in the Northwest, a new study says.
The public has until Oct. 29 to comment on the draft environmental review for two controversial oil terminals on the Washington coast.