Three of six proposed coal-export terminals in Washington and Oregon have been scrapped, and the remaining pieces of the region’s coal scheme face challenges.
An atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington hasn’t been able to get money to study dust from coal trains, so he’s turning to crowd-funding.
Firms hit with safety citations routinely manage to get fines reduced, raising questions about the mine-safety system’s effectiveness.
It’s relatively cheap to fill up a car with natural gas, thanks to the fracking boom. But natural-gas cars are still pricey and filling stations are still rare.
Nearly half of the country’s fracking wells are located in water-stressed regions, so we might be seeing some ugly fights over water in the West.
Rep. Ed Markey won the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ special Senate election, thanks in part to help from greens, and is favored to win the general election.
Last year, Obama banned mines near the Grand Canyon, but one Canadian company has successfully argued that it should be allowed to mine anyway.
An Assembly committee gave a thumbs-up to three bills that would impose a moratorium on fracking until the state studies the environmental and health impacts.
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