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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Proposed Coal Export Terminal Can’t Proceed in Absence of Rejected Permit

    The proposed Morrow Pacific coal export terminal faces the latest in a series of disappointments today. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that project proponent Ambre Energy can receive its water quality certification only if it also receives a permit from the Oregon Department of State Lands — a permit that State Lands already rejected in August 2014.

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  • Another Blow to Coal Export Proposals in Pacific NW

    “Members of the Oregon Transportation Commission made the right decision today, and Oregonians deserve no less from their public officials,” former OTC chairperson Catherine Mater said. “Oregon families expect the commission to hold public funding proposals to the highest possible standards and that our public funds are invested in the best transportation projects. We are glad that the commission exercised appropriate oversight and resisted strong political pressure to rubber-stamp approval of a bad project.”

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  • Southwest Washington the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone: Community Forum

    [ April 1, 2015; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Please join us for a forum discussion on the oil industry’s plan for Southwest Washington. Listen to the people and organizations that are in the middle of this fight! Learn what steps you can take to make sure that Southwest Washington remains safe, clean, and green. Save the date: 4/1 6PM at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.

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  • Community-Led State of the Site Meeting in Vancouver: “Hanford, Our River & You”

    “State of the Hanford Site” meetings in Washington State: Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30AM to 12:00PM in Vancouver. The meeting will involve both public interest and agency perspectives on the cleanup progress at Hanford. Opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. *Free and open to the public.

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  • Blown Cleanup Deadlines at Hanford Prompt Bold Action from Washington State Leaders

    Thank Washington State leaders for holding the federal government accountable for Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Make your voice heard today!

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  • Everyone Deserves Toxic-Free Fish

    Do you know Washington State’s dirty little secret? For decades, polluters in Washington have benefited from some of the nation’s least protective toxic pollution standards. We can change this. Right now the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking for public input on new laws that could make it harder—or easier—to discharge cancer-causing toxic pollution to our rivers. Comment today!

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Tell The Army Corps Not to Rubberstamp The Largest Oil-By Rail Proposal in the US!

    Let the Army Corps and our federal delegation know that that you think the federal government should take a hard look at the impact of shipping explosive, dirty oil through the scenic Columbia Gorge and down the Columbia River from the largest oil-by-rail terminal proposed in the United States.

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  • Longview Rejects Propane Export…Will PDX Follow?

    Haven Energy now joins the growing list of dirty and dangerous fossil fuel export corporations rejected by Northwest communities. On March 10, Longview residents secured a 3-0 vote from the Port of Longview commissioners rejecting a lease with Haven Energy, a Texas-based propane export corporation.

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  • Sign our Thank You Letter to Help Advance Hanford Cleanup

    It’s not every day that you hear the words “Thank You” when referring to cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But recently, Hanford Washington State leaders have taken bold action by holding the federal government accountable for missed cleanup deadlines. Let’s show our leaders how grateful we are for their persistence in ensuring the U.S. Department of Energy fulfills their promise of protecting human health, the environment, and the Columbia River from Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Make your voice count and sign our Thank You letter today!

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  • When you protect water you protect what you love; Animals, kids, our environment – everything.

    We could not have said it better. The fine folks at Aveda are once again raising funds for clean water and Columbia Riverkeeper the whole month of April. They are having a lot of fun doing it too. Why just celebrate Earth Day? How about Earth Month? Visit an Aveda Salon, Experience Center or Institute in Oregon or the Vancouver, WA area and you can treat yourself AND support clean water. See the calendar for more details.

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  • 2015 Volunteer Opportunities with Riverkeeper

    Whether you can give a couple hours a week or a couple hours a year, we need your help! Columbia Riverkeeper works hard to protect and restore the Columbia, and we know you care about clean water. If you are willing to give a little of your time, you can help us to have an even bigger impact. A clean Columbia is priceless. If we each do a little, we will all gain a lot! We have many options for getting involved. Let us know if one of these opportunities works for you.

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  • Nine Months to Kill a Zombie Coal Dock

    Oregonians can be certain that their public money won’t be wasted on a dirty coal dock. A zombie funding application for dock improvements at Port Westward near Clatskanie was dealt its final blow after the Oregon Transportation Commission rejected the application. On March 19, 2015, commissioners voted 3-1 to deny public funding for coal export.

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