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  • Refinery Details Emerge: Port of Longview May Vote Soon

    The prospect of a refinery has Longview school teacher Krista Mead worried for the kids in her classroom. “I’ve lived near an oil refinery,” said Mead. “The fumes, noise and health impacts aren’t worth it. The toxic fumes from the refinery often prevented people from being outside. I don’t want to see Longview’s children impacted like that.”

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  • No LNG, No Pipelines: “Rally to Protect Our Home!”

    Six hundred Oregonians including farmers, ranchers, business owners, and conservationists gathered on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Capitol steps in Salem, Oregon, for a rally to oppose liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports throughout Oregon with speeches from tribal leaders, impacted landowners, and a keynote speech from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President. See the photos here!

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  • PDX Mayor Told Pembina to Pull Permit Applications for Controversial Propane Export Terminal Proposed at Port

    Columbia Riverkeeper’s Executive Director, Brett VandenHeuvel, stated: “This is a great day for the people of Portland and the Columbia River. Mayor Hales listened to and respected the overwhelming public testimony against Pembina, including concerns over public safety, climate, and our environment. Portlanders should be proud of standing up to dirty fossil fuels, and winning. Mayor Hales and the City of Portland showed strong leadership today.”

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  • State Appeals Board Agrees with Clatsop County’s Decision that an LNG Pipeline Would Threaten Public Safety, Harm Salmon

    State appeals board agreed with Clatsop County’s decision that a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline would threaten public safety and improperly harm protected rivers and farmland. Today the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled in favor of Clatsop County, upholding the County’s decision to deny a key permit for the Oregon LNG pipeline. Without the critical land use permit, the proposed LNG pipeline cannot be built, as state law prohibits the LNG company from securing state environmental permits or certifications without county land use permits.

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  • Columbia River Threatened by New Oil Refinery And Explosive Oil Trains

    The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River. Recently obtained documents show Riverside Refining, LLC, seeking a partnership with the Port of Longview to build an oil refinery in Longview, Washington, supplied by controversial oil-by-rail. This would be the first west coast refinery constructed in over 25 years, and the largest new refinery in the continental United States since 1976.

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  • Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission Caves on Dangerous Propane Proposal

    The City of Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission approved a code amendment that paves the way for a proposed propane export terminal on the Columbia River. There’s still a chance to stop this project by calling the Portland City Council today! City Council will have the final say on the Pembina code amendment. Share your concerns that Pembina’s conflicts with the Climate Action Plan and public safety.

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