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Top Stories

Top Stories

  • LUBA Rejects Port Westward Industrial Rezone Proposal

    A controversial effort to open up over 800 acres of high quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including oil-by-rail terminals, hit a major roadblock today. In a unanimous decision, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) rejected the Port of St. Helens’ proposal to rezone 837 acres of farmland for industrial development.

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  • Connect Oregon Denies Coal Dock Work

    Connect Oregon: Praised For Denying Coal Dock Work But Criticized For Approving More Dangerous Oil Trains
    The Oregon Transportation Commission today denied funding for a project to expand Port Westward Beaver dock for coal export but approved two projects for expanded oil transport: an upgrade to a different Port Westward berth and rail infrastructure in the [...]

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  • Victory! Coal Export Permit Denied!

    Governor Kitzhaber and Department of State Lands Director Mary Abrams finally said “no” to coal exports. Today’s decision is a win for Northwest communities who are leading the fight against coal exports, and a historic moment for the whole country – we can do better than mega fossil fuel export terminals and transporting dirty coal through our communities.

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  • Morrow Pacific FOIA Court Order

    Judge Orders Agency to Release Documents on Ambre Energy’s Controversial Morrow Pacific Coal Export Project.

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  • Hanford Cleanup Critique

    Groups Urge U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Reject Plan that would Allow Contamination to Remain along the Columbia River at Dangerous Levels for 150 to 264 Years.

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  • Victory! New Era of Accountability for some of Nation’s Largest Dams

    Columbia Riverkeeper and partners celebrate a major victory in a year long effort to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean-up their act on eight major dams in the Pacific Northwest. In a legal settlement with Riverkeeper, the Army Corps agreed to address the oil pollution seeping from dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Canvass Hits the Road to Oppose LNG in Astoria

    Our Canvass Team hit the road for Astoria this summer to oppose the LNG export terminal being proposed by Oregon LNG. They sparked renewed energy into the community for the fight against LNG, and results were incredible…

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  • August Member Spotlight: Gayle Kiser

    Gayle Kiser. Longview, WA to Ripon, CA. For the last eight years, Gayle has been a true hero for the Columbia River, Longview, and Riverkeeper. Gayle is a key reason why the Longview LNG group transitioned into such amazing activists even after the pipeline threat was gone. She is fearless, smart, and hard-working. She is moving to Ripon, CA, to be near her son and grandchildren. We’ll miss you!

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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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