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  • New air rule impacts Whatcom refiners, others

    Large industrial emitters must reduce carbon emissions over time.

    Sep. 16, 2016

  • Tesoro acquires renewable technology company

    Company's goal is to develop cleaner fuels.

    Sep. 16, 2016

  • State limits carbon pollution from large sources

    Washington's new rule aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

    Sep. 15, 2016

  • Feds, refineries reach $425 million deal to clean up air throughout West

    “The Department of Justice and the EPA have been working for years to get this settlement,” Mark Asmundson, executive director of the Northwest Clean Air Agency, said at a news conference to announce the settlement. “Oftentimes, people say our government isn’t doing anything right; this is a perfect example of government working for the people.”

    Jul. 18, 2016

  • Tesoro Anacortes Refinery included in national emissions settlement

    Most of the changes required for refinery operations in the latest settlement will apply to the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery, said Mark Asmundson, executive director of the Northwest Clean Air Agency, which regulates air quality in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

    Jul. 18, 2016

  • Lynden-area family fined for illegally demolishing, burning barn

    A Lynden-area family has been fined $3,554 for demolishing a barn on the 1300 block of Abbott Road and then burning the debris without a permit, the Northwest Clean Air Agency said.

    Jul. 3, 2016

  • Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

    Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier on June 3.

    Jun. 28, 2016

  • Opening statements, expert testimony on oil terminal begins

    Supporters and opponents of the Vancouver Energy oil terminal drew their battle lines Monday morning in opening statements before the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.

    Jun. 27, 2016

  • Federal Railroad Administration Preliminary Findings Report: Mosier, Oregon; Union Pacific Derailment

    Cause: FRA’s preliminary investigation determined the Union Pacific derailment was caused by broken lag bolts leading to wide track gauge.

    Jun. 23, 2016

  • Federal and state regulators to inspect rail line in Gorge after derailment, fire

    Federal and state regulators will inspect the rail line in the Columbia River Gorge following an oil train derailment and fire near Mosier.

    Jun. 13, 2016