Blog Archive

Washington

Why New Improved Oil Trains Are Not Nearly Good Enough

A closer look at the many flaws of CPC-1232 tank cars.

Northwest Oil Spills: the Raw Data and the Growing Risk

Planned projects in US and Canada would dramatically increase spills.

Seattle’s Downtown School Is Back in Play

School board now "enthusiastic" to bid on Federal Reserve Bank building.

Rain gardens could make runoff safe for salmon

Filtering polluted stormwater through soil makes it non-lethal for fish.

How the Oil Industry Will Try to Kill Carbon Pricing

Is the sky falling? No, gas prices are.

Northwest Ships: Near Misses and Almost-Spills

Two dozen times when we avoided catastrophe, narrowly.

Which Washington Legislators Take the Most Coal, Oil, and Gas Money?

For fossil fuel companies, the winners are…

Fifty Years of Oil Spills in Washington’s Waters

What can the past tell us about the future?

Event: Putting a Price on Carbon

Join Alan Durning for an exciting roundtable discussion on carbon pricing.

Sightline on Kinder Morgan and Columbia River Energy Schemes

Recommended listening—and reading—on Northwest coal and oil plans.