A recent court ruling has cast doubt on Eugene's proposed ban on natural gas hookups in new residential construction, but opponents of the ban are moving forward with efforts to fight the ban in the court of public opinion.
Oregon’s utility regulators on Tuesday told the state’s largest gas supplier, NW Natural, that its long term plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in coming years is insufficient to meet state climate goals.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved double-digit rate increases for NW Natural, Cascade Gas and Avista Utilities, but said no to a larger increase that would have paid for promotional activities for a fossil fuel that's now being scrutinized for its contributions to climate change.
Oregon lawmakers and dozens of critics are calling on the state’s Department of Justice to investigate Oregon’s largest gas utility. They allege NW Natural is producing "deceptive" advertisements and school materials.
The bitter and protracted battle over the Jordan Cove Energy Project has finally come to a close. The Calgary-based Pembina company has formally asked federal energy regulators to withdraw authorizations for the proposed pipeline and liquified natural gas export terminal in southwest Oregon.