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Report on future of natural gas in Oregon draws criticism from watchdog group

The Citizens’ Utility Board said scenarios laid out in the report miss the mark on the state’s climate goals and don’t serve customers.

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Can Arizona citizens use the tools of democracy to preserve the state’s dwindling water?

How a group of ‘scrappy’ locals are working to create Arizona’s first citizen-initiated groundwater management area.
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How you can report on the toxic hot spots near you

A journalist’s guide for investigating cancer-causing air pollution from industrial facilities by using ProPublica’s original air toxics map and data.
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The man who took on the Irving Oil refinery and won

When Gordon Dalzell learned the Irving Oil refinery's air quality permit was up for review, he got to work.