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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Groups Call on Ecology to Protect the Columbia River

    Local and national groups are calling on the Washington Department of Ecology to protect the Columbia River and our climate by overturning Cowlitz County’s approval of the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. The groups urge Ecology to consider the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the world’s largest methanol refinery. Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity expect to appeal if Ecology ignores critical concerns like climate change.

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  • LAWSUIT FILED TO FORCE EPA ADMINISTRATOR SCOTT PRUITT TO ACT ON HEAT-DRIVEN SALMON KILLS

    If Scott Pruitt won’t take action to protect our iconic salmon from climate change, we will go to court. Today, we filed the nation’s first lawsuit against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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  • Message Sent!

    Carty Generating Station Comment Period wrapped on Friday, Feb. 3, 2016, with over 7,000 comments. Oregonians broke the record for the most comments ever submitted to the Energy Facility Siting Council – all in opposition to PGE’s plan to replace the retiring coal plant at Boardman with two new methane gas plants. Portland General Electric (PGE) proposes deepening the region’s dependence on dirty fossil fuels.

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  • Groups to Defend Portland’s Historic Fossil Fuel Ordinance from Industry Attack

    Today Columbia Riverkeeper, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Audubon Society of Portland, and the Center for Sustainable Economy filed a motion to intervene in an industry-backed lawsuit challenging Portland’s historic fossil fuel ordinance. Last year the City of Portland unanimously passed a first-in-the-country ban on new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities that exceed two million gallons; the ordinance also forbids existing terminals from expanding.

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  • DIVERSE GROUPS STAND UP AGAINST KALAMA METHANOL REFINERY

    “The proposed methanol refinery would negatively impact the shorelines of the Columbia River and surrounding communities. Residents from across the region came together to show their opposition at the hearing. A foreign-government controlled chemical refinery is a bad fit for the Columbia River and Kalama.” -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper

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  • Defending Columbia River Communities from Union Pacific Railroad Expansion

    “Columbia River communities are under siege from massive fossil fuel infrastructure projects that threaten our water and safety. Union Pacific’s track expansion is part of the effort to turn the Columbia River into a fossil fuel highway,” said Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper. “We look forward to defending Columbia River communities from Union Pacific’s highly unpopular project.”

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • How does one person make an impact?

    Together we are stronger and we will not back down to threats to our clean water, our communities, our river. As a member and donor of Columbia Riverkeeper you are fighting fossil fuel terminals, stopping illegal pollution, and protecting our health. This is our river and our home and we will fight for what we love. Please join or renew your membership today.

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  • Fossil Fuel Industry Attacks Local Control – We Fight Back

    With local authority under attack by the fossil fuel industry, Riverkeeper is working with partner groups to defend our right to build a cleaner energy future.

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  • How does one person make an impact?

    Together we are stronger and we will not back down to threats to our clean water, our communities, our river. As a member and donor of Columbia Riverkeeper you are fighting fossil fuel terminals, stopping illegal pollution, and protecting our health. This is our river and our home and we will fight for what we love. Please consider an additional gift if you are able.

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  • Natural Gas 101: Why care about natural gas?

    Natural gas is a clever name for methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is extracted using hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a process famous for polluting water and air. Stunning new gas projects threaten the Pacific Northwest.

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  • February Member Spotlight: Corey Rust of Troutdale, Oregon

    Corey Rust of Envi Adventures, a scenic flight company, generously offered to donate a portion of flight sales to Columbia Riverkeeper. As a member, Corey believes it’s important to protect the river for future generations. “It’s a magnificent body of water and tremendous resource to our area, that I think demands respect in all occasions,” said Corey. Thank you Corey for supporting our work!

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  • Stop Portland (Fracked Gas) Electric:

    [ February 23, 2017; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
    Learn more about efforts to block the Carty Generating Station fossil fuel power plan on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

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