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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • State & City Reports Show How an Oil Spill Would Impact the Columbia River:

    City estimates $5-$6 billion in potential damages from a major derailment, with no insurance available to cover it. State admits underestimating costs: 8 million gallon spill into the Lower Columbia River could cause $232 million to $1.16 billion in damages. State estimates losses in fishing industry: $17.8 million recreational fishing; $14.4 million expenditures by recreational anglers; and $4.7 million commercial landings.

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  • Memorial Day Weekend: Swim Guide Updates

    Swimming season is off to a great start! Before you jump in, make sure it’s safe to swim. Check the most current water quality status on the Swim Guide, and we’ll see you on the water. Get the swim guide app today. The Swim Guide uses E.coli data collected by our volunteers to flag Columbia River beaches that are safe or unsafe for swimming.

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  • Millennium Coal Hearing in Longview, WA Draws 1k+ Attendees

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, kicked off the first of three public hearings regarding the proposed coal export terminal at Longview, WA with over 1,000 residents from Washington, Oregon and Montana attending the hearing. An overwhelming majority of the attendees demonstrated their opposition by wearing red, creating a “sea of red” in the hearing room.

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  • Coal terminal denied

    This is a win for the Lummi Nation and its Northwest community allies over the coal companies. Communities will continue to fight every dirty coal and oil project proposed for the Northwest, like the coal export facility at Longview. These dirty, dangerous projects will not move forward.

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  • Millennium Coal Terminal DEIS Released

    On April 29, 2016, Ecology released their draft Environmental Impact Statement for Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed coal 44 million metric tons of coal per year export terminal along the Columbia River in Longview, WA. The report comes after the agency received over 165,000 public comments calling for a broad review of the proposed coal export terminal. Learn what you can do!

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  • Millennium Draft EIS Preliminary Summary of Findings

    “The DEIS paints a bleak picture for people who live near the coal terminal,” said Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper. “It validates what we know from coal export sites around the world. They’re dirty. Coal dust hanging in the air and coating homes. The path forward is clear: Uncovered coal trains and stockpiles have no place in Longview and along the Columbia,” stated Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • State & City Reports Show How an Oil Spill Would Impact the Columbia River:

    City estimates $5-$6 billion in potential damages from a major derailment, with no insurance available to cover it. State admits underestimating costs: 8 million gallon spill into the Lower Columbia River could cause $232 million to $1.16 billion in damages. State estimates losses in fishing industry: $17.8 million recreational fishing; $14.4 million expenditures by recreational anglers; and $4.7 million commercial landings.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Memorial Day Weekend: Swim Guide Updates

    Swimming season is off to a great start! Before you jump in, make sure it’s safe to swim. Check the most current water quality status on the Swim Guide, and we’ll see you on the water. Get the swim guide app today. The Swim Guide uses E.coli data collected by our volunteers to flag Columbia River beaches that are safe or unsafe for swimming.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Millennium Coal Hearing in Longview, WA Draws 1k+ Attendees

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, kicked off the first of three public hearings regarding the proposed coal export terminal at Longview, WA with over 1,000 residents from Washington, Oregon and Montana attending the hearing. An overwhelming majority of the attendees demonstrated their opposition by wearing red, creating a “sea of red” in the hearing room.

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  • Cemetery Challenges FERC Pipeline Approval

    The Cowlitz County Cemetery District #6 filed a challenge to a proposed methanol pipeline cutting through a pioneer cemetery known as The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The Cemetery District asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to withdraw its previous approval because FERC failed to consider the impact on the pioneer cemetery, the surrounding environment, and the 3,628 cemetery districts tax payers.

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  • Documentary and Discussion with Josh Fox

    Josh Fox, an Oscar nominated filmmaker, selected Kalama for the Washington premiere of his latest documentary. Why Kalama? Because the natural gas fracking industry is targeting Kalama with hope to build the nation’s largest natural gas-to-methanol plant.

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  • Grassroots Power

    Who are the people that stopped a $6 billion liquefied natural gas terminal and over 200 miles of gas pipeline? How did we have the patience to fight LNG projects for eleven-and-a-half years?

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