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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Protecting Columbia, Climate from Factory Farms

    Did you know Oregon’s second largest factory farm would produce more waste—yes, we’re talking about cow poop—than Oregon? Factory farms get a free pass to store waste in massive, open air lagoons, threatening drinking water and local rivers. Learn how you can join Riverkeeper in taking on the factory farm industry to protect clean water and our climate.

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  • EFSEC declines to review Kalama Methanol Refinery

    This summer, we asked Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to review the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama. Our petition explained why the largest proposed methanol refinery in the world deserves a thorough review by the state of Washington. EFSEC denied our request and declined to evaluate the methanol refinery.

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  • Columbia Under the Microscope: 11/10 in Astoria

    Join Riverkeeper and three local scientists for presentations about cutting edge research on pollutants and pharmaceuticals in the Columbia River on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, from 6:00-7:00 pm, at the Blue Scorcher Bakery located at 1493 Duane Street, in Astoria, OR.

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  • She Who Watches Tour: 10/15

    Join Riverkeeper and Native American storyteller Ed Edmo for a private tour of the famous She Who Watches (Tsagaglala) petroglyph and other petroglyphs/pictographs near Dallesport, Washington on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 am. Space is limited, register today.

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  • Salmon Viewing: 10/8 with Kat Brigham

    Join Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, of the Brigham Fish Market & member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks, OR for a fall salmon viewing. Register here.

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  • Columbia Under The Microscope: 10/5 in Portland

    Join Riverkeeper and three local scientists for presentations about cutting edge research on pollutants and pharmaceuticals in the Columbia River on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, from 6:00-7:00 pm, in Portland, OR, Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Voices from Standing Rock: Talk with Carina Miller

    Community talk with Carina Miller, a member of the Tribal Council for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, on October 4, 2016, at 7 pm at Riverside Community Church in Hood River. Miller will share experiences from her recent trip to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

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  • September Member Spotlight: Our Members

    Columbia Riverkeeper’s Citizen Outreach Team would like to thank all the amazing people who supported us from their doorsteps over the last year. We’ve knocked on over 40,000 doors to raise funds and get people involved in protecting the Columbia River. With your support, we can continue to make sure our river is clean and healthy for generations. Not a member yet and want to support clean water? Join today!

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  • Tribal Fishing Traditions

    This year we launched the Love Your Columbia Event Series to tell the river’s story and bring cutting edge water science to river communities. Watch salmon migrate while listening to a renowned tribal leader share her perspective on salmon recovery.

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  • Portland Fossil Fuel Ban: What You Need to Know

    This September, hundreds of people weighed in to support new land use rules to prohibit fossil fuel infrastructure in Portland. In October and November, we need your help to ensure that the City lives up to its clean energy promise!

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  • EVENT: Join Us At Patagonia To Learn More About Oil-By-Rail!

    On October 27, 2016, at 7:30 pm, Riverkeeper will join with our Stand Up to Oil coalition partners at Patagonia’s Portland store to present an update and panel discussion on the risks posed by dangerous oil trains in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

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  • What kind of infrastructure should we be building today?

    We currently have adequate pipeline capacity to meet our current oil and gas needs, so we don’t need to debate whether trains or pipelines are best. The Dakota Access and Tesoro projects are about bringing more fossil fuels. And we just don’t need more. We are rapidly growing in efficiency, renewable energy, and cleaner transportation options (e.g. electric vehicles charged by renewables).

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