Northwest (OR WA)

June 2, 2009

DEADLINE: The Puget Sound Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources is inviting applications for its Puget Sound Institute, a nine-day journey in July 2009 through parts of northwest Washington that will examine a variety of newsworthy topics.

"Cape Kiwanda Pedestal: Collapse Could Lead To Fines, Criminal Charges"

"Oregon State Police and Parks officials watched the viral video showing the toppling of a popular sandstone pedestal at Cape Kiwanda earlier this week, and the agencies said Monday they would "review the incident immediately" and decide how to respond to the apparent vandalism."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 09/06/2016

"Pacific Northwest Weighs Response to Risks Posed by Oil Trains"

"The Chinook salmon that Randy Settler and other Yakama tribal fishermen are pulling from the Columbia River are large and plentiful this summer, part of one of the biggest spawning runs since the 1960s. It is a sign, they say, of the river’s revitalization, through pollution regulations and ambitious fish hatchery programs. But barely four miles upstream from the fishermen’s nets, state workers are still cleaning up after a major oil train derailment in June."

Source: NY Times, 08/01/2016

Oil Refiners Agree To Pay $425 Million To Reduce Air Pollution In West

"Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually."

Source: LA Times, 07/19/2016

Oregon Calls For Indefinite Moratorium On Oil Trains Through The State

"Oregon has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to place an open-ended moratorium on oil trains traveling through the state, because preliminary findings of an investigation into the June 3 derailment in Mosier suggest inspectors might not be able to detect the problem that likely caused the crash."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 06/17/2016

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