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Wash. Legislator: Oil Trains ‘Going To Be With Us For A While’

The Northwest would see more oil trains like these under proposed rail-to-ship terminals on Washington's Grays Harbor. That's the subject of public hearings Thursday and Tuesday.

by Tom Banse

Environmental regulators in Washington state are expecting a lively crowd Thursday in the coastal city of Hoquiam, where the public gets a chance to weigh in about increased crude oil train traffic.


Idaho Hatchery Recognized For Massive Energy Upgrades

April 21, 2014 | by AP

Washington Congresswoman Airs Oil Terminal Concerns

April 17, 2014 | by The Columbian

Oregon DEQ Begins Jordan Cove Air Permit Review

April 16, 2014 | by The World

Portland Is In Top 20 For Solar Energy

April 15, 2014 | by Pamplin Media Group

Propane And Butane Export Terminal Proposed For Longview, Wash.

April 10, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

What Exporting LNG From Oregon’s South Coast Could Mean For The Environment

April 10, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Rupture Caused E. Washington Natural Gas Explosion

April 9, 2014 | by AP

Silicon Forest’ Could Gain New Meaning With High-Tech Uses For Trees

April 7, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers

April 4, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Oregon Wave Energy Project Sinks

April 4, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Greenhouse Gases, More To Be Weighed In Vancouver Oil Terminal Review

April 3, 2014 | by The Columbian

Elected Officials Ask Oregon Governor To Deny Coal Export Permit

April 2, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Proposed Coal Terminal Receives Seventh Permit Extension

April 2, 2014 | by George Plaven

What Does The Plymouth Explosion Mean For LNG Proposals?

April 1, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt, Devan Schwartz

4 Hurt, 400 Evacuated After Explosion At Wash. LNG Plant

March 31, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Regulators Issue $117,000 Fine For Oil Terminal’s Permit Violation

March 28, 2014 | by Tony Schick

U.S. Government Says Oil Industry Hampering Train Safety

March 28, 2014 | by AP

Tesoro-Savage: Opposition To Vancouver Oil Terminal Premature

March 26, 2014 | by Eric Florip

Firm Explores Geothermal Potential Near Vale, Ore.

March 25, 2014 | by AP

Department Of Energy Approves Jordan Cove Exports To More Countries

March 24, 2014 | by The World

Washington State Orders Hanford Managers To Empty Leaking Tank

March 24, 2014 | by Anna King

Study Tallies Economic Risks Of Oregon Coal Export Project

March 20, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Feds Approve Puget Sound Tidal Energy Project

March 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Vancouver City Council Comes Out Against Oil Terminal

March 20, 2014 | by The Columbian

Calif. Company Wants Geothermal Energy To Help Power Cars

March 19, 2014 | by Ryan Haas

Washington Legislature Fails To Pass Any Oil Train Legislation

March 17, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon Says Coal Export Project Will Need To Lease More Land

March 17, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

How Industry Specs And A Federal Loophole Allow Railroads to Avoid Response Planning Oversight

March 17, 2014 | by Tony Schick

You Know Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency. What About Your House?

March 14, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Northwest Officials Receive Little Information On Oil-By-Rail Shipments


by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick

Northwesterners are paying attention to the fiery derailments hitting other parts of North America where the oil-by-rail boom is underway. State regulators here say they need more disclosure from railroad and oil companies to prepare for such oil-train mishaps.


Senate Panel Questions Ecology On Review Of Coal Terminal

by Ashley Ahearn

The Washington Legislature returned to Olympia this week, presenting the first opportunity for lawmakers to hold hearings on the Department of Ecology's decision last year to consider the climate-change footprint of exporting Wyoming and Montana coal to be burned in Asia.


EPA Proposes Standards For Cleaner Burning Wood Stoves

by Amelia Templeton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would require manufacturers to build stoves that emit less soot and smoke.



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