U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman granted a joint motion on July 29 by federal defendants, conservation groups and a fishing association to stay court proceedings in Center for Biological Diversity, et al., v. National Marine Fisheries Service, et al. [19-487]. Under the order, the case is … Read More

With an excessive-heat warning and heat advisories issued across the Western United States, the anticipation of higher demand bolstered regional energy prices with the potential for prices to trend higher still as the heat persists. Read More

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Much has been tried over the last two decades to help adult Pacific lamprey pass upstream over the Columbia River's major hydroelectric projects. Yet the best way to get these eel-like fish back to the deep interior reaches where they once thrived is almost as mysterious as this ancient spec… Read More

While most residential customers continue to pay their utility bills on time, the number of customer accounts that are three or more months past due has jumped considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic, several Northwest utilities told Clearing Up—a finding consistent with data compiled by t… Read More

NW Natural Holdings on Aug. 7 reported a loss of $5.1 million or 17 cents per share for the second quarter of 2020, compared to income of $2.1 million or 7 cents per share for the same period in 2019, citing financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and reversal of an environmental remedi… Read More

The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 13 rolled back emissions regulations for new and modified upstream oil and gas facilities, dropping emissions standards for transmission and storage and eliminating methane controls for production and processing. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy… Read More