By Eric Florip September 26, 2014 7:05 p.m.
Most Clark County residents don't pay close attention to the North Dakota Industrial Commission. But the three-member regulatory body has the authority to influence something increasingly familiar to Southwest Washington and the Northwest: oil trains.
By Aaron Corvin September 17, 2014 5:45 p.m.
State investment boards in Washington and Oregon are "bankrolling" oil, coal and gas infrastructure, a new analysis asserts, despite public calls by those states' governors to shift to renewables to fight global climate change.
By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press September 15, 2014 7:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.
By Associated Press September 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal companies have finalized a deal that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine and gives a Wyoming company an option to export coal through Washington state.
By BEN NEARY, Associated Press September 8, 2014 5:35 p.m.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming is appealing a recent decision by the state of Oregon to deny an application to build a coal terminal at Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press September 4, 2014 3:25 p.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast.
By DOUG ESSER, Associated Press September 2, 2014 7:02 p.m.
SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a BNSF Railway yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.
By Ralph Schwartz, The Bellingham Herald August 25, 2014 4:52 p.m.
BELLINGHAM — A coal port just across the Canadian border received a major approval Thursday and expects to open in fall 2015.
By Ralph Schwartz, The Bellingham Herald August 20, 2014 6 a.m.
BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County and Seattle declared a victory in their regional fight against coal terminals, after the state of Oregon on Monday rejected a permit for construction of the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River.
By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press August 18, 2014 6:19 p.m.
PORTLAND — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press August 15, 2014 10:26 p.m.
SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
By The Columbian August 15, 2014 6:49 p.m.
PORTLAND — A federal judge has ordered the Corps of Engineers to release documents about a planned coal terminal on the Columbia River at Boardman.
By The Associated Press August 15, 2014 10:29 a.m.
A federal judge has ordered the Corps of Engineers to release documents about a planned coal terminal on the Columbia River at Boardman, Ore.
By The Columbian August 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Opponents of the Tesoro-Savage plan to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver will host a public forum Thursday night about the risks of oil trains running through Washougal.