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Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon

As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.

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Jordan Cove Energy Project Withdraws Application For Key Oregon Permit

The Jordan Cove Energy Project has abruptly withdrawn its application for a key permit from the state of Oregon. It’s not immediately clear what the withdrawal means for the Jordan Cove project.

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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.

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Microsoft Pledges To Remove From The Atmosphere All The Carbon It Has Ever Emitted

The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is now vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.

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Oregon's US Senators Join Call To Reject LNG-By-Rail Rules

Both of Oregon’s U.S. senators expressed concern on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s proposed rule to transport liquefied natural gas by rail lines.

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California Will Enforce The Energy-Efficient Lightbulb Rule Trump Wants To Reverse

California and other states are challenging the Trump administration over its reversal of standards for energy-efficient lightbulbs.

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Oregon’s 3 Biggest Environmental Stories Of 2019 Promise To Play Out In 2020

Looking back on the environmental news that dominated headlines in 2019, three issues stand out. And they promise to keep playing out in the months – maybe years – to come.

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Staff Picks: The Most Important Stories OPB Reported 2019

We've chased wild horses, explored a trade war's impact on the Northwest and investigated the Oregon foster care system's failures. Here are OPB's most important stories of 2019.

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Appeals Court Orders More Action To Protect Salmon, Steelhead In Columbia Basin

A federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must do more to protect Columbia basin salmon and steelhead from dangerously warm river temperatures.

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Research Suggests Solar Energy Production And Agriculture Can Get Along

Analysis shows pollinators are drawn to plants grown between the panels of a southern Oregon commercial solar array.