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Decarbonizing Cascadia

InvestigateWest: Cascadia needs stronger clean-fuels push.

May 3, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

These days Frank Lemos manages a shipping operation, but the former truck driver still gets behind the wheel occasionally to train new drivers or to fill a staffing hole. When… Read story

Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

April 25, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price, and create jobs along the way. Read story

Protesters from the Mosquito Fleet paddled out from Kelley Point Park in Portland on Monday to the Port of Vancouver to protest a cargo ship they say is carrying pipe to be used for an expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

InvestigateWest: Activists fight fossil-fuel pipelines

Protesters from the Mosquito Fleet paddled out from Kelley Point Park in Portland on Monday to the Port of Vancouver to protest a cargo ship they say is carrying pipe to be used for an expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

March 22, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Members of Canada’s First Nations and their allies are mounting last-ditch challenges to two massive fossil fuel pipelines that already are under construction and have strong government backing. Read story

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

InvestigateWest: Cascadia mapping shows climate inequities

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

February 28, 2021, 2:45pm Latest News

Residents of 152 cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest are particularly vulnerable to climate-fueled wildfires. Residents of 60 other communities are most susceptible to floods. And people living in 75 towns are most liable to suffer — maybe even die — because of heat waves. Read story

Demonstrators set up at the Port of Vancouver to protest the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

InvestigateWest: Washington state plan would slash emissions

Demonstrators set up at the Port of Vancouver to protest the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

January 31, 2021, 12:45pm Latest News

After more than a decade of the supposedly eco-friendly Pacific Northwest and British Columbia falling short on pledges to fight climate change, a new blueprint emerged this month for how to eliminate all but a sliver of fossil-fuel emissions. Read story

Jay Julius is a Lummi tribal council member and fisherman.

InvestigateWest: Activists thwart fossil fuel projects

Jay Julius is a Lummi tribal council member and fisherman.

January 24, 2021, 2:45pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Environmentalists teamed with Native Americans, ranchers and even windsurfers to block nearly every effort over the past decade to export fossil fuels from the West Coast. And they claimed yet another major victory this month when a proposed coal-export terminal in Washington state was called off. Read story

Visitors to the Stonehenge Memorial along Highway 14 have sweeping views of the Columbia River, the Gorge and the hills dotted with vineyards and wind turbines.

InvestigateWest: Cascadia not on track to cut emissions

Visitors to the Stonehenge Memorial along Highway 14 have sweeping views of the Columbia River, the Gorge and the hills dotted with vineyards and wind turbines.

January 24, 2021, 11:55am Latest News

To the rest of the world, the United States’ Pacific Northwest and Canada’s British Columbia represent one of the supposedly most eco-friendly regions in North America, if not the globe. Read story