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States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams

States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress, a spokesman for dam owner PacifiCorp said Monday. The dam removal is part of an announcement planned Wednesday in Klamath, California, by the governors of both ...

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Mesa project seeks approval, still

Representatives from Mesa County in Colorado have been busy pushing federal regulators to allow the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. According to the Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association teamed up with the county to send letters of support. Mesa County Officials believe Northwestern Colorado ...

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Update: PacifiCorp pleads guilty to Wyoming wind farm eagle deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A utility will pay $2.5 million in fines, restitution and community service after pleading guilty to killing golden eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act violations stem from the deaths of 38 golden eagles and 336 other protected birds at PacifiCorp’s Seven Mile Hill and Glenrock/Rolling Hills wind farms in east-central ...

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Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data

WASHINGTON — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. government from releasing information to The Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities. Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department ...

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Pembina buys pipeline to tap into Bakken shale production

Reuters Pembina Pipeline Corp, which operates regional pipelines in western Canada, said on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $650 million to acquire Vantage pipeline system, which carries up to 40,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from North Dakota’s Bakken shale field to southern Alberta. Pembina is also buying Mistral Midstream Inc’s interest in a Saskatchewan ethane processing ...

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Environmentalists vow to continue fight in Whatcom after Oregon coal terminal is rejected

Ralph Schwartz | The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) Environmentalists in Whatcom County and Seattle declared a victory in their regional fight against coal terminals, after the state of Oregon on Monday, Aug. 18, rejected a permit for construction of the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. A nonprofit that supports the export industry said the ...

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Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

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Stateline WASHINGTON – It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, ferrying clients throughout central Oregon. He sees roads in various states of disrepair and ...

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