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  • July Member Spotlight: The Town of Kalama, Washington

    This month, our member spotlight shines on the town of Kalama, Washington. Columbia Riverkeeeper works closely with dozens of community members in Kalama who are concerned about the proposed methanol refinery on the Columbia River. If built, Kalama’s small town charm could lose out to the world’s largest methanol refinery.

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  • Tesoro’s Closing Argument: “Oil Spills Create Jobs”

    In July, Tesoro put forth new, absurd arguments to promote its massive oil-by-rail proposal in Vancouver Washington. Arguing against Tesoro’s absurd logic that “oil spills create jobs,” Riverkeeper made national news for exposing Tesoro’s strange claims during Washington’s review process.

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  • Clean Up Portland Harbor

    The EPA’s Draft Cleanup Plan for Portland Harbor—the Willamette River’s most contaminated area and just upstream of the Columbia – is unacceptable. Under the plan, the vast majority of pollutants will remain in the river, and some species of the river’s fish will remain too toxic to eat forever. Tell the EPA to fix the draft cleanup plan and protect the Willamette and Columbia rivers from Portland Harbor pollution.

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  • THIS FRIDAY: MONTH-LONG TESORO-SAVAGE OIL TERMINAL HEARING COMES TO A CLOSE

    Concerned residents will gather at noon to remind Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) and state decision makers of the broad community opposition to this project. During the rally, participants will voice concerns about the impacts that the enormous oil terminal would bring.

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  • Revive Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ban

    Take a moment to tell the City of Portland to revive Portland’s Fossil Fuel Policy today. Every voice counts! In November 2015, the Portland City Council passed a historic Fossil Fuel Policy. Today, City staff are working to translate it into law. Unfortunately, the initial draft falls far short of the 2015 Fossil Fuel Resolution, allowing new fossil fuel terminals where the resolution called for a ban.

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  • Riverkeeper Produces Methanol White Paper:

    Check out our newest white paper, “Methanol Refining and Export on the Columbia: What You Need to Know,” which provides information on the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery at the Port of Kalama Washington, what’s at stake, environmental impacts, and more. Read it online today.

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