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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Millennium Coal Terminal DEIS Released Today

    Today (April 29, 2016) Ecology released their draft Environmental Impact Statement for Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed coal 44 million metric tons of coal per year export terminal along the Columbia River in Longview, WA. The report comes after the agency received over 165,000 public comments calling for a broad review of the proposed coal export terminal. Learn what you can do!

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  • Millennium Draft EIS Preliminary Summary of Findings

    “The DEIS paints a bleak picture for people who live near the coal terminal,” said Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper. “It validates what we know from coal export sites around the world. They’re dirty. Coal dust hanging in the air and coating homes. The path forward is clear: Uncovered coal trains and stockpiles have no place in Longview and along the Columbia,” stated Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper.

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  • Pete Seeger Celebration

    Celebrate Pete Seeger’s birthday & clean water campaigns on the Columbia River with a live musical tribute to Pete. Pete Seeger Jam Session, concert featuring Joe Hickerson & Friends with a sing-a-long this Sunday, May 1 at 7-9pm (doors at 6:30pm).

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  • Hanford Tank Leaks

    Nuclear waste storage tank alarms sounded on Sunday as radioactive waste leaked through the inner shell of Hanford’s oldest double-shelled tank. There is a significant leak in tank AY-102, which holds some of the most dangerous nuclear waste on Earth. These tanks were not designed to hold waste for decades. It’s past time to get the waste out of the unsafe tanks. We thank the workers at Hanford for conducting this dangerous cleanup. This is another reminder of the cost of nuclear waste, and the unexpected outcomes of handling radioactive material. We will continue to push the Department of Energy for a thorough and transparent cleanup in the face of mounting challenges.

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  • Methanol Comment Period Wraps for Plant in Kalama

    Today, April 18, 2016, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) comment period wraps for a proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama. Methanol from the plant would be shipped through the Columbia River estuary to China where it would be used to make plastic. Read comments on the DEIS by Columbia Riverkeeper and other groups here.

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  • Victory: Oregon LNG Withdraws

    “After 10 years of fighting, we protected the Columbia River from dirty gas export. This is yet another huge victory for clean water and our climate. Tens of thousands of people stood up to protect clean water, public safety, and our climate. What an amazing effort and result!” – Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Getting Dirty for a Good Cause

    Volunteers joined Riverkeeper for a cleanup in Longview, WA and collected over 1,000 pounds of garbage from the banks of the Columbia at Willow Grove Park. Thank you to all the community members that are helping keep our river clean!

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  • April Member Spotlight:

    Ken Adee is a prime example of how a citizen scientist—in this case, a master mapmaker—can change our perspective about the big issues impacting the Columbia River. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Ken’s maps are worth a million in the fight against LNG.

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  • Coal export: Ready, set, gone

    We must stop Millennium from polluting the Columbia River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. The DEIS is an important tool for showing decision-makers that far and wide, people want a clean and healthy future – not coal. Submit your public comment today and attend the hearings Longview 5/24, Spokane 5/26, and Pasco 6/2.

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  • Coal Workshop

    RSVP now for a Coal Exports Workshop informing you on the key points in the draft EIS and how to create effective public comments on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:30PM.

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  • Hanford Tank Leaks

    Nuclear waste storage tank alarms sounded on Sunday as radioactive waste leaked through the inner shell of Hanford’s oldest double-shelled tank. There is a significant leak in tank AY-102, which holds some of the most dangerous nuclear waste on Earth. These tanks were not designed to hold waste for decades. It’s past time to get the waste out of the unsafe tanks. We thank the workers at Hanford for conducting this dangerous cleanup. This is another reminder of the cost of nuclear waste, and the unexpected outcomes of handling radioactive material. We will continue to push the Department of Energy for a thorough and transparent cleanup in the face of mounting challenges.

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  • Methanol Comment Period Wraps for Plant in Kalama

    Today, April 18, 2016, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) comment period wraps for a proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama. Methanol from the plant would be shipped through the Columbia River estuary to China where it would be used to make plastic. Read comments on the DEIS by Columbia Riverkeeper and other groups here.

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