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Hey Sen. Ericksen, here’s what Trump is paying you

This article originally appeared on Earthfix. Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen was paid $11,438 for his first four weeks working for the Trump administration’s Environmental…

Oregon derailment was one of many for Union Pacific

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. After last month’s fiery oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge, federal regulators put the blame on Union…

After fiery derailment, new rules for oil trains

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/OPB. More than a month after a Union Pacific Railroad oil train derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge, rules…

How inspectors missed broken bolts that caused an oil train derailment

This story is a production of OPB/ EarthFix. On April 27, Steve Holm and three other inspectors drove right over a set of broken railroad…

In Portland, mysterious odors, unresponsive regulators

This story is a production of OPB/EarthFix. Find more about Portland's toxic air problem here. Adam Bartell felt like a crackpot for complaining about air…