Industry en Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ <p>For the first time, we are learning that Washington competed to become the location for a massive battery factory for Tesla electric cars. State officials confirmed that Thursday even as reports are surfacing that Tesla has broken ground near Reno, Nevada. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:43:40 +0000 Austin Jenkins 49578 at Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Oregon And Washington Sign Agreements Related To CRC <p>Oregon and Washington have signed mitigation agreements with two of the three industrial companies whose business would be disrupted by the Columbia River Crossing. April Baer reports from Oregon Public Broadcasting.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:17:08 +0000 April Baer 28759 at Idaho Town Struggles With Clean Water Act Requirements <p>40 years ago Thursday, Congress passed the Clean Water Act to reduce pollution in America’s waterways. Even four decades later, hundreds of towns across the Northwest are failing to meet clean water standards for their wastewater treatment plants. For most, that means costly upgrades and higher fees for households and businesses. The southern Idaho town of Burley is no exception. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz explains. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:37:20 +0000 Aaron Kunz 16945 at Idaho Town Struggles With Clean Water Act Requirements Cross Border Pollution Argued In Federal Court <p>A case involving cross border pollution of the Columbia River rests in the hands of a federal judge today. A Native American tribe and the state of Washington have sued to hold a Canadian mining giant responsible for smelter waste that washed downriver from British Columbia into Washington. Correspondent Tom Banse reports on the latest go-around in U.S. District Court in Yakima. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:18:56 +0000 Tom Banse 16570 at Cross Border Pollution Argued In Federal Court Willamette Pollution Riles Environmentalists <p>The Willamette Riverkeeper is threatening to sue two pulp mills in the Willamette Valley for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act. OPB&rsquo;s Vince Patton was paddling with the Riverkeeper director when the water suddenly turned dark brown. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:57:02 +0000 Vince Patton 13084 at Willamette Pollution Riles Environmentalists