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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • “Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015″

    As some federal legislators move to stifle salmon recovery and science, we’re releasing new research on how the Snake River dams affect water temperature and salmon migration. In 2015, hot water killed 250,000 sockeye salmon in the Columbia River basin.

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  • Astoria Passes Oil Resolution

    City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River: We salute the amazing community activists from the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) who drafted the initial resolution and spearheaded this effort.

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  • Decision final. Win!

    “Today’s announcement from the PUC is a clear signal that the tide is turning against power generated from fracked gas. Oregonians are ready to pursue clean energy, and the PUC wisely avoided committing Oregonians to paying for new fracked gas power plants.” -Dan Serres, Conservation Director with Columbia Riverkeeper

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  • Deny Stormwater Permit and Reject Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal

    It’s hard to imagine a bigger threat to the Columbia River, our safety, and our climate than the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. You can help stop it. Tesoro’s reckless proposal—which would bring up to five dangerous oil trains each day down the Columbia River—is nearing a decision point. Help stop Tesoro: Take action to oppose Tesoro’s water pollution permit.

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  • Farms Feed Us

    “Good agriculture jobs are on hold in Columbia County because of the uncertainty polluting industry proposed under the rezone creates for local farms. We need a commitment from the county that we can farm without constant risk to water and food safety.” -James Hoffmann, Blueberry Farm Owner

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  • We Strongly Support Portland’s Decision to Fight for the Fossil Fuel Policy

    August 2, 2017: Portland City Council voted unanimously, 5 to 0, to appeal a decision by Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) that found Portland’s fossil fuel terminal zoning amendments restricting new major fossil fuel infrastructure unconstitutional. The Oregon State Court of Appeals will hear appeals on the case.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Ubaldo Hernández’s Journey

    Ubaldo has a favorite proverb that captures his passion for clean water: “El hombre llevó a su hijo al río y le dijo, ‘Esta es tu herencia, te lo dejo todo.’” In English it reads, “The man brought his son to the river and told him, ‘This is your inheritance. I leave everything to you.’’’ He added, we are entrusted with protecting clean water, whether we grew up along the Columbia or immigrated to the Columbia Basin from elsewhere.

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  • “From Source to Sea”

    Photographer, Peter Marbach, shares his unique perspective having traveled along the Columbia’s 1,243 miles, photographing riverscapes, wildlife, and the people who live and work along the river while taking in the sights and sounds of salmon migration.

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  • “Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015″

    As some federal legislators move to stifle salmon recovery and science, we’re releasing new research on how the Snake River dams affect water temperature and salmon migration. In 2015, hot water killed 250,000 sockeye salmon in the Columbia River basin.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Columbia Riverkeeper White Paper Resources

    Resources via White Paper: “Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015″ by Matthew Shultz, MESc & Miles Johnson, JD

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  • Astoria Passes Oil Resolution

    City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River: We salute the amazing community activists from the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) who drafted the initial resolution and spearheaded this effort.

    Read More and Comment »

  • Deny Stormwater Permit and Reject Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal

    It’s hard to imagine a bigger threat to the Columbia River, our safety, and our climate than the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. You can help stop it. Tesoro’s reckless proposal—which would bring up to five dangerous oil trains each day down the Columbia River—is nearing a decision point. Help stop Tesoro: Take action to oppose Tesoro’s water pollution permit.

    Read More and Comment »