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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Hot Water Crisis on the Columbia

    Catastrophic. Unprecedented. These are just some of the words scientists are using to describe the crisis unfolding on the Columbia. Salmon need cool water to survive. And this year’s low snowpack coupled with hot water temperatures are straining already imperiled salmon runs.

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  • Riverkeeper Court Update: Port of Vancouver

    Riverkeeper and allies were in court today to argue that the Port of Vancouver’s back room deals with Tesoro for an oil terminal lease violated state law. After today’s court hearing, the case is moving to a fact-finding trial. Riverkeeper looks forward to presenting our case that the Port should make decisions in a transparent manner and involve the public. The proposed Tesoro oil terminal is a serious threat to the Columbia River and our communities. For more information on online by rail, visit our website.

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  • Protect the Northwest from Crude Oil-By-Rail: Tell the Army Corps and EFSEC to Deny Permits for Tesoro Savage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) are taking public comment on potential permits and associated environmental review for Tesoro Savage’s oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington. Tesoro Savage cannot build its terminal without permits from the Army Corps and EFSEC. Comment Deadline: August 1, 2015.

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  • Legislators Pass Coal Subsidy

    Washington legislators passed a transportation package that includes $84.5 million to build a controversial rail overpass that will benefit a proposed coal export terminal in Cowlitz County. Take action today to protect the Columbia River from coal export.

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  • Clean Water Groups Call on Gov. Inslee to Protect People who Eat Fish

    Earlier this year Governor Inslee pledged to approve the Washington Department of Ecology’s draft water quality rule only if the legislature passed a statewide toxics reduction program with the power to control pollution at the source. With the closure of the legislative session, that plan failed. Now Governor Inslee must decide whether to direct Ecology to revise the draft rule, which sets water quality standards used to regulate toxic pollution in waterways, based on human health risks from the fish people eat.

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  • Issue 2 Newsletter: Read it now!

    Check out Columbia Riverkeeper’s 2015, Issue 2 newsletter online. This issue: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Visits; Listen to Your Kids; Summer Guide to Swimming & Salmon and more.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Hot Water Crisis on the Columbia

    Catastrophic. Unprecedented. These are just some of the words scientists are using to describe the crisis unfolding on the Columbia. Salmon need cool water to survive. And this year’s low snowpack coupled with hot water temperatures are straining already imperiled salmon runs.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Riverkeeper Court Update: Port of Vancouver

    Riverkeeper and allies were in court today to argue that the Port of Vancouver’s back room deals with Tesoro for an oil terminal lease violated state law. After today’s court hearing, the case is moving to a fact-finding trial. Riverkeeper looks forward to presenting our case that the Port should make decisions in a transparent manner and involve the public. The proposed Tesoro oil terminal is a serious threat to the Columbia River and our communities. For more information on online by rail, visit our website.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Save the Date: #SwimmableWater Weekend July 31-Aug. 2, 2015

    We’ll be celebrating swimmable waters July 31 through August 2. Take a photo of yourself recreating on the river, post it using the hashtag #SwimmableWater to enter the Waterkeeper Alliance Swimmable Water Photo Contest. Rules and prizes here.

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  • Protect the Northwest from Crude Oil-By-Rail: Tell the Army Corps and EFSEC to Deny Permits for Tesoro Savage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) are taking public comment on potential permits and associated environmental review for Tesoro Savage’s oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington. Tesoro Savage cannot build its terminal without permits from the Army Corps and EFSEC. Comment Deadline: August 1, 2015.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Legislators Pass Coal Subsidy

    Washington legislators passed a transportation package that includes $84.5 million to build a controversial rail overpass that will benefit a proposed coal export terminal in Cowlitz County. Take action today to protect the Columbia River from coal export.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Clean Water Groups Call on Gov. Inslee to Protect People who Eat Fish

    Earlier this year Governor Inslee pledged to approve the Washington Department of Ecology’s draft water quality rule only if the legislature passed a statewide toxics reduction program with the power to control pollution at the source. With the closure of the legislative session, that plan failed. Now Governor Inslee must decide whether to direct Ecology to revise the draft rule, which sets water quality standards used to regulate toxic pollution in waterways, based on human health risks from the fish people eat.

    Read More and Comment »