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  • Hanford: Our River Runs Through It

    On January 10, over 150 people joined Riverkeeper at a Sense of Place event in Hood River focusing on Hanford, North America’s most contaminated place. Learn more about Hanford’s challenges and an important opportunity to weigh in on Hanford cleanup.

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  • Oregon Hanford Expert Retires

    For decades, Oregon relied on Dirk Dunning to tackle the most complicated problems at North America’s most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Dirk spent his career protecting the Columbia River from contamination left behind by America’s nuclear weapons program as a chemical engineer with the Oregon Department of Energy. I asked Dirk about the highlights, lowlights, and lingering problems with Hanford cleanup. The following is an excerpt of our conversation.

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  • EFSEC Issues Final Reports Unanimously Rejecting Oil Terminal

    EFSEC issued its formal written report and recommendation to Governor Inslee on the Tesoro-Savage oil shipping terminal application. In their recommendation, the Council unanimously recommended denial of the oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington for multiple reasons. If built, Tesoro-Savage would bring in 360,000 barrels of crude oil in five fully loaded oil trains every day.

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  • Join Us to Support New Vancouver Port Commissioner Don Orange!

    [ December 28, 2017; January 9, 2018; ] Thank you for keeping up the pressure on the Port of Vancouver to terminate its lease for the Tesoro Savage project. Your activism through the years has brought us to the brink of victory in 2018. Let’s be there to support the Port Commission in taking the Port of Vancouver in a new direction. Upcoming meetings: 12/28/17 & 1/9/18.

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  • EFSEC Recommendation Watch Day

    [ December 19, 2017; 1:30 pm; ] EFSEC will meet on December 19th to discuss the details of that recommendation. Join us at the Vancouver Community Library to watch their meeting, eat lots of pizza, and celebrate!

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  • How Could We Fight Big Coal?

    “I remember vividly the phone call seven years ago. A tip about plans to build a Columbia River shipping terminal to export coal to China. Big money, big players, big problem. I hung up and banged my head on my desk. And left it there. How could we fight big coal?” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director

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