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  • Summary of Columbia Riverkeeper Dams Settlement

    August 4, 2014
    Columbia Riverkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 2:13-md-02494-LRS

    Background: The U.S Army Corps of Engineers owns and operate eight large hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River and Snake River. Over the last six years, Columbia Riverkeeper received dozens of spill response notices that the dams spilled oil, some of which contains [...]

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  • Open House at Columbia Riverkeeper: Celebrate First Friday with us!

    [ August 1, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Stop by Columbia Riverkeeper’s First Friday Open House for a fun afternoon for all ages. There will be a photobooth and drinks provided by Naked Winery & Pfriem Family Brewing and snacks.

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  • Sustainable Agriculture 2014

    In June, Columbia Riverkeeper partnered with Cascade Mountain School to educate students on water quality along the White Salmon River and how that could influence the quality in the Columbia River. Emphasis was placed on agricultural impacts on water quality due to the study focus of the program and the importance of farming locally. Students conducted baseline water sampling tests and researched about best practices with the goal of presenting an irrigation proposal to local farmers at the end of the program.

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  • Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution

    Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution.
    Why Washington should protect human health with new limits on toxic pollution
    By Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
    Now that my one-year-old has a few teeth, he can eat salmon like you wouldn’t believe.  He loves it.  Our family eats Columbia River salmon about once a week, especially in the summertime.  I [...]

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  • July Member Spotlight: Paloma Ayala

    Paloma Ayala. Hood River, OR – Paloma Ayala is a photographer and graphic artist with a background in conflict analysis and resolution. Since she made the Gorge
    her home a few of years ago with her family, she has tried
    to connect her passion for the outdoors, photography and her commitment to justice and sustainability.

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  • Dockworkers Protest Crude-By-Rail Terminal and Unfair Labor Practices

    In remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) raised a banner from cranes today calling out unfair labor practices and protesting unsafe oil at the Port of Vancouver in Washington.

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