Category Archives: Dept. of Energy (DOE)

Kullberg | Radioactive fracking waste a threat to public health

In 1980, Oregon outlawed the dumping of radioactive waste. Just last year, Oregon enacted a five-year ban on fossil fuel fracking. Even so, a nationwide epidemic of illegal dumping of radioactive waste from fossil fuel fracking has spread into our state. Millions of pounds of radioactive fracking waste have been illegally dumped at the Arlington […]
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Oregon’s response to illegal radioactive waste dumping is ‘a joke’

Oregon regulators’ response to the illegal disposal of radioactive fracking waste at a chemical landfill in Arlington is so weak it’s almost meaningless, observers say. Regulators say Oilfield Waste Logistics of Culbertson, Mont., “misrepresented” that 2 million pounds of radioactive waste met state guidelines and could be buried at the landfill. But it looks unlikely […]
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2.5 Million Pounds Of Radioactive Fracking Waste Illegally Dumped In Oregon Landfill

The Oregon Department of Energy has issued a notice of violation to a hazardous waste facility for accepting more than 2 million pounds of radioactive materials east of the Columbia River Gorge. Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., was illegally dumping radioactive materials it received from a North Dakota company, Goodnight Midstream, […]
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Oregon landfill accepted 2 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota

Oregon Department of Energy officials issued a “notice of violation” to landfill near Arlington Thursday for accepting Bakken Oilfield waste in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Source: Oregon landfill accepted 2 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota

Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy projects

Justices allowed energy siting rules that conservation groups say hurt public involvement and will greenlight questionable projects. Two controversial energy projects in the Columbia River Gorge area could move forward as the result of a ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy projects

Guiding new agency directors puts state operations on better footing

Summer Warner’s mentorship program for Oregon agency directors gives state employees people to turn to when a job isn’t quite so pleasant, and has led to friendships across departments of state government. Source: Guiding new agency directors puts state operations on better footing | Salem Reporter

Review of B2H project remains unfinished after Pendleton meeting

The next step in the controversial Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line project and its pursuit of state approval will have to wait at least another month. The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council finished just a quarter of its review process for the project’s draft proposed order at its monthly meeting held on Thursday and Friday […]
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Oregon DOE Shares ‘Green Choices’ To Reduce Holiday Energy Consumption

The Oregon Department of Energy along with Energy Trust of Oregon share green tips to help consumers reduce their energy consumption during the holidays. Source: Oregon DOE Shares ‘Green Choices’ To Reduce Holiday Energy Consumption

Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

Kim Herb wants her synagogue to become a “base camp” for Salem if disaster strikes. Temple Beth Sholom, where Herb’s husband Eli is the rabbi, already agreed to house a shipping container with supplies for the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Team. Source: Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

With solar power, Salem places of worship aim to be base camps if disaster strikes

Kim Herb wants her synagogue to become a “base camp” for Salem if disaster strikes. Temple Beth Sholom, where Herb’s husband Eli is the rabbi, already agreed to house a shipping container with supplies for the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Team. Source: Statesman Journal