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  • Cherry Point coal terminal hits another hurdle with lease denial

    On June 6, Gateway Pacific Terminal’s owners received news their application for an aquatic land lease from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources had been denied by state Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.

    Jun. 7, 2016

  • Dozens of truckloads of oil recovered from derailed train cars in Gorge

    Officials estimate that 42,000 gallons of crude oil escaped from four rail cars, with 10,000 gallons removed from the wastewater system.

    Jun. 7, 2016

  • Cleanup underway after Oregon train carrying oil derailed

    Most of the cars from a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil that derailed and burst into flames in Oregon on Friday have been removed and the remaining oil will be hauled away on flatbed trucks, a spokesman for the company said on Sunday.

    Jun. 5, 2016

  • Study details local economic impacts of refineries

    For every refinery worker who lives on Fidalgo Island, an additional job on the island is created, according to a recently released Western Washington University study.

    Jun. 4, 2016

  • 52 oil-refinery protesters have first court appearance

    Criminal charges were filed against 52 people who walked onto BNSF Railway tracks that lead to two Anacortes oil refineries and stayed there for about two days.

    Jun. 4, 2016

  • UPDATE 3-Multi-car oil train derails in Oregon, no injuries reported

    A Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge on Friday, forcing the closure of an interstate highway and the evacuation of a school.

    Jun. 4, 2016

  • Wash. State Says Updated Rule To Cap Carbon Pollution Will Be More Effective

    Washington state’s Department of Ecology says the magnitude of threats from climate change are so severe, it needs to set limits on air pollution. The agency released an updated rule to cap carbon emissions that it says will be more effective than the draft Clean Air Rule it released in February. But the rewrite is controversial.

    Jun. 2, 2016

  • NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution

    Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions.

    Jun. 1, 2016

  • Oil refinery at Cherry Point back in operation after small fire

    Production is back to normal a day after a small fire broke out at the BP Cherry Point refinery near Ferndale.

    Jun. 1, 2016

  • Washington to force state’s biggest carbon polluters to cut emissions

    After withdrawing an earlier proposal, Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration is pushing ahead with a revised Clean Air Rule that would cut greenhouse- gas emissions in Washington but give some concessions to industry.

    Jun. 1, 2016