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837 Acres At Clatskanie Port Remain Farmland, For Now

Columbia County’s plan to turn 837 acres of Oregon farmland into an industrial site along the Columbia River is headed back to the county for revisions — again.

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Portland City Council Approves Funding For Superfund Cleanup Plans

A hundred years of industry polluted the Portland Harbor. Now, finally, city leaders reached an agreement to fund plans to clean it.

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City Council Considers Proposal For Portland Harbor Cleanup Fund

The Portland Harbor Superfund site has been awaiting cleanup for a long time. The City of Portland and the state hope to create a new fund to change that.

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Portland, State Of Oregon Team Up To Pay For Willamette River Superfund Cleaning

The City of Portland and the State of Oregon say they’re partnering to tackle the Portland Harbor cleanup efforts, with each contributing up to $12 million to finalize blueprints for site cleanup design. 

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Key State Certification Denied For SW Oregon Natural Gas Export Project

Oregon environmental regulators delivered a blow to the Jordan Cove energy export project on Oregon's south coast, saying the liquefied natural gas project doesn't meet water quality standards.

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Washington Budget Funds Group To Study Snake River Dam Removal

Tucked into Washington's $52.4 billion budget is controversial funding for a “stakeholder group” to look into what could happen should the four Lower Snake River dams be removed or altered.

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Coos Bay Fishermen Brace For Impacts From Jordan Cove And Channel-Widening Projects

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and the local port's channel widening projects are both working their way through the permitting process.

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The Willamette River's Struggling Fish Are Raising Environmentalists' Concerns

Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin's high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task.

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NW Charter Fishing Fleet Casts Wary Eye Toward Possible Cutbacks To Save Orcas

Pacific Northwesterners are undeniably fond of their endangered resident killer whales. Many locals are also fans of salmon fishing. But now there is a chance future fishing trips on the ocean could be curtailed to leave more food for the orcas.

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Oregon Emergency Director To Visit Flooded Counties After Declining To Declare A Disaster

Local and tribal officials in eastern Oregon are pushing for Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency to help pay for the aftermath of extensive flooding.