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  • There’s More: Oil Refinery Backers Seek to Add Crude-by-Rail & LPG Terminal

    The Columbia River is now the most threatened river in the nation from crude oil trains and tankers. The newly disclosed terminal, called Washington Energy Storage & Transfer (WEST), would receive 164,000 barrels per day from Alberta tar sands or the Bakken formation in North Dakota, and load the crude on to ocean-going tankers to sail over the notoriously dangerous Columbia River bar.

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  • Important: LNG Hearings this September

    September is packed with critical hearings to convince the City of Warrenton and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject Oregon LNG. Join us to make the case for a safe, healthy river.

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  • BLESSING OF THE SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES TOTEM POLE

    The 2015 totem pole journey comes at a defining moment in the collaborative effort to defeat fossil fuel export proposals in Oregon and Washington. The 22-foot long totem pole is being donated by the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers and will make stops at each of the proposed coal ports in Oregon and Washington as well as in tribal communities and places of worship. The totem pole is destined for the Power River Basin, the source of the proposed coal that would be transported across the Pacific Northwest to Montana.

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  • New Analysis of Oil Train Economics: Local Business View Of Jobs, Customer Demand, Economic Development

    Tele press conference 8/18 at 10am: Seven business owners will hold a conference call to discuss the new community-driven cost-benefit analysis entitled “BAD FOR BUSINESS: Impact of the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal on small business.”

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  • Hanford Cleanup: We Can Do It!

    You can join Columbia Riverkeeper and others throughout the Pacific NW who are standing up and demanding that the federal government clean up Hanford, to protect people, to protect salmon, and to protect our river. Our challenge is to plant our heels at the edge of the Columbia River and ensure future generations don’t have to deal with Hanford’s radioactive and toxic legacy. #cleanuphanford

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  • Oregon LNG Update: Groups Call on Governor Brown to Deny State Permits

    A coalition including fishing, public health, property rights, and conservation groups criticized a draft environmental review issued today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Oregon LNG terminal and pipeline. FERC has a history of approving liquefied natural gas (LNG) developments, including the Bradwood LNG project on the Columbia River, which filed for bankruptcy in 2010. The groups called on Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown to deny key state permits for the project in light of FERC’s failure to consider the best available science on LNG’s impacts to public health and safety, endangered salmon, and the economy.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • There’s More: Oil Refinery Backers Seek to Add Crude-by-Rail & LPG Terminal

    The Columbia River is now the most threatened river in the nation from crude oil trains and tankers. The newly disclosed terminal, called Washington Energy Storage & Transfer (WEST), would receive 164,000 barrels per day from Alberta tar sands or the Bakken formation in North Dakota, and load the crude on to ocean-going tankers to sail over the notoriously dangerous Columbia River bar.

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  • Blessing of the Shared Responsibilities Totem Pole

    Right now, carvers from the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers are on the road with a 22-foot long totem pole. Their journey unites indigenous peoples and other communities across the Pacific Northwest who stand in opposition fossil fuel companies’ plans to export coal and oil from our region. The carvers are delivering the totem pole to Northern Cheyenne tribal allies fighting proposed coal mines slated to supply export terminals in our region.

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  • Important: LNG Hearings this September

    September is packed with critical hearings to convince the City of Warrenton and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject Oregon LNG. Join us to make the case for a safe, healthy river.

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  • Tour the Tracks in Vancouver

    [ September 12, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Join us on Saturday September 12th in Vancouver for a short walking tour near the railroad tracks.

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  • In Memory of Bill Ward

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our most reliable and longest-standing volunteers. William “Bill” Ward served our country in the U.S. Air Force, raised a strong family, and loved the outdoors. Bill became an Adopt-a-River volunteer in 2007, the year after our program started. Bill carefully monitored his stretch of the Columbia River for nine years and dedicated countless hours, helping to make the Columbia River clean and healthy for all. We are tremendously grateful for his time and effort, and we know the Columbia River is a better place because of him. Our condolences go out of his family and friends.

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  • Columbia Riverkeeper 15th Anniversary Celebration & Awards

    What: Columbia Riverkeeper 15th Anniversary Celebration & Awards
    When: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 6-9pm
    Where: Axiom Custom Products located at 2424 NE Riverside, Portland, OR
    Tickets: $15 available online, buy today: bit.ly/columbia15

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