The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to gradually shift from fossil fuels to electric power for medium and heavy duty trucks. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A city bureau has rejected a certificate that an oil-by-rail operation had been seeking. The bureau concluded that Zenith Energy's facility was not compatible with land-use designations for the Northwest Portland site.
We discuss Portland's ability to ban local fossil fuel infrastructure, the first comprehensive survey of American workers, and the Oregon Supreme Court decision to lower the score needed to pass the state bar exam.