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  • Conservation Groups Challenge New Rules That Cut Oregonians Out of Energy Siting Decisions

    “Oregonians are increasingly engaging in the effort to clean up our energy system, but EFSC’s new rules for site certificate amendments will frustrate this public involvement. With few exceptions, the rules favor developers of new energy projects by allowing new power plants and pipelines to be permitted as ‘amendments’ and by curtailing public review opportunities.” – Dan Serres, conservation director of Columbia Riverkeeper

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  • EFSEC UNANIMOUSLY REJECTS OIL TERMINAL: GOVERNOR INSLEE HAS FINAL CALL

    Today the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) unanimously recommended denial of the Tesoro Savage oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington. The final decision falls to Governor Jay Inslee, and community leaders from around the region are calling on Governor Inslee to deny the proposal swiftly, ending a four-year saga over the massive, 360,000-barrel-per day oil train terminal. A final written recommendation will be issued on December 19th.

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  • STRIKE FOUR— ANOTHER PERMIT DENIAL FOR MILLENNIUM

    “This decision marks the fourth time that Millennium’s coal export proposal failed to meet local and state laws. Millennium faces insurmountable hurdles, and the company should end their coal export aspirations today.” – Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Co-Director of the Power Past Coal Coalition

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  • Washington State Delivers Third Strike to Coal Export Terminal

    The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a key state approval for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. In its decision, DNR cited Millennium’s failure to obtain multiple permits, inconsistencies in their site plans, missing critical information, and the overall best interest of the state as reasons for the denial. Because DNR manages state-owned aquatic lands, including the Columbia River, Millennium needs DNR’s approval to build new docks and dredge the river to make room for massive coal ships.

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  • Totem Pole Journey Comes to Vancouver 10/16

    Lummi Nation to bring totem pole to Vancouver Monday, October 16, 2017, to display Tribal resistance to the Tesoro oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export proposal in Longview, and the methanol refinery proposed by Northwest Innovation Works in Kalama.

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  • Groups Challenge State of Oregon’s Water Pollution Permit for Hundreds of Industrial Sites

    “Everyone deserves to eat locally-caught fish without fear of toxic pollution. DEQ missed a huge opportunity to keep thousands of pounds of toxic pollution out of our of rivers. Lax pollution limits violate the law and the agency’s commitment to protect public health and imperiled salmon.” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper

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