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Aug. 20, 2014

Tribes Rally To Demand Water For Klamath Salmon

Members of three Northern California Indian tribes rallied outside a federal water agency office in Sacramento to demand more water be released from reservoirs to prevent the spread of a parasite among salmon returning to the Klamath River to spawn.

North Idaho Set To Begin Negotiations Over Water Rights

The state of Idaho is preparing to establish water rights in the northern part of the state. It's a relatively water-abundant area, not prone to the sort of conflicts that have erupted elsewhere like Oregon's Klamath Basin.

Small Wind Power Loses Steam in 2013

A report on small wind power in the U.S. found there fewer new small wind turbines in 2013 than in recent years.

Aug. 19, 2014

Local Concerns And A New Permit For Oregon’s Largest Oil By Rail Terminal

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approved a new air quality permit Tuesday for Oregon’s only oil train terminal in Clatskanie and received roughly 1,400 comments in the process.

Aug. 18, 2014

Oregon Senators, Fire Chiefs See Gaps In Proposed Oil Train Rules

Oregon Senators offered local fire chiefs a chance to share concerns about oil train safety with a high-ranking official from the Department of Transportation on Monday in Eugene.

Idaho Falls To Be Site Of Inaugural Energy Summit

The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, is among the speakers who will attend the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit in Idaho Falls this week.

Oregon Denies Permit For Controversial Coal Export Dock

Oregon regulators announced Monday they will not issue a permit for a controversial coal export dock in Boardman.

Aug. 15, 2014

Agency Reconsidering Water For Klamath Salmon

The federal agency that oversees water in Northern California's Klamath Basin is taking another look at releasing some to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions.

Triple Rescue And Rehab Ends Well For Lucky Ospreys

Three young ospreys and a parent are flying free along the Columbia River today after surviving close calls with litter.

Wyden, Merkley To Hold Oil Train Roundtable

Oregon congressmen Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are holding a roundtable discussion about oil trains Monday in Eugene.

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