Chuck Thompson

Chuck Thompson

Chuck Thompson is editor of the nonprofit environmental news website Columbia Insight. Prior to that, he spent seven years with CNN as executive producer of CNN Travel and editorial director of He’s also been an editor with WikiTribune and Men’s Journal, features editor for Maxim, editor in chief of Travelocity and Mariner magazines and senior editor of American Way.

EXCLUSIVE: Investigation finds BNSF railway at fault for Tunnel 5 Fire

By: - September 11, 2023

This story was originally published by Columbia Insight. On July 2, just east of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Tunnel 5 in Skamania County, Washington, a blaze eventually designated as the Tunnel 5 Fire was ignited. Burning adjacent to heavily traveled Washington State Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the fire […]