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  • ACT: Stop the Fracked Gas Takeover

    You stood up to dirty coal and dangerous oil-by-rail with phenomenal success. But the fossil fuel industry aims to derail your cleaner, safer energy future with new proposals for massive natural gas infrastructure—like the Kalama methanol refinery. Natural gas for the Kalama gas-to-methanol refinery would come from fracking, with side effects including contaminated groundwater and severe methane leaks that add to the project’s climate footprint.

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  • GOVERNOR INSLEE REJECTS MASSIVE OIL SHIPPING TERMINAL

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee today rejected the largest oil shipping terminal proposed in North America as not in the best interests of the state and its people. The Tesoro Savage project (also known as Vancouver Energy) sought to ship over 131 million barrels of oil per year down the Columbia River.

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  • Take Action: Comment on Radioactive Capsules at Hanford

    Are you concerned about nuclear waste at Hanford—the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere? Today you can weigh-in on an important cleanup decision that decides the fate of 1936 highly radioactive capsules stored at Hanford. Learn more and submit a comment today.

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  • Clean Water Champions: Marissa Naranjo and Robbie Anderson

    Not all communities have equal access to information, but Marissa Naranjo and Robbie Anderson are working hard to change that. As Columbia Riverkeeper’s Clean Water Champion Interns, Robbie and Marissa are developing culturally appropriate materials on pollution and solutions. Our program combines mentorship and career development with environmental advocacy and community organizing. Robbie and Marissa are conducting outreach to underserved populations, testing water quality, and testifying for better policies at agency hearings.

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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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