"A large dam in Washington state has a 65-foot-long crack below its waterline, say officials who are planning repairs at the Wanapum Dam, which is owned by a county utility. Divers found the 2-inch-wide crack that runs sideways after an engineer noticed an odd curve in a conduit near the dam's roadway."
Northwest (OR WA)
"When Yves Perreault looks out over the pristine waters of Desolation Sound, where his family annually harvests half a million oysters, he fears for the future of the ocean – and the industry that supplies Canada with half its shellfish."
"When the Oregon state inspector got close enough to the hulking black rail car with the red placard warning about flammable liquids inside, he heard hissing."
"A group of small communities in central Washington may be facing a very big problem."
"SEATTLE -- Washington state fishery managers unveiled surprisingly large Columbia River chinook forecasts Friday, yet another indication that there could be a landmark return of nearly 3 million chinook and coho."
"The coal export terminal proposed for the Columbia River town of Longview, Wash. is moving to the next phase in the environmental review process."
"SEATTLE -- Washington lawmakers on Monday considered competing measures that try to address potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state."
"A multinational banking giant is backing away from a proposal to build the West Coast’s biggest coal export project near Bellingham, Washington."
"The Spokane Tribe of Indians has adopted new water quality standards aimed at protecting the health of members who eat a subsistence diet of nearly two pounds of fish daily."