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  • Totem Pole Journey Comes to Vancouver 10/16

    Lummi Nation to bring totem pole to Vancouver Monday, October 16, 2017, to display Tribal resistance to the Tesoro oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export proposal in Longview, and the methanol refinery proposed by Northwest Innovation Works in Kalama.

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  • Save the Date: 11/2 Longview

    Have you celebrated the permit denial for Millennium’s coal export terminal yet? If not, here’s your invite to a party (and public hearing) you don’t want to miss. Despite Washington state’s decision denying a key permit, Millennium insists on moving forward. We can’t stop fighting until Millennium officially throws in the towel.

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  • Groups Challenge State of Oregon’s Water Pollution Permit for Hundreds of Industrial Sites

    “Everyone deserves to eat locally-caught fish without fear of toxic pollution. DEQ missed a huge opportunity to keep thousands of pounds of toxic pollution out of our of rivers. Lax pollution limits violate the law and the agency’s commitment to protect public health and imperiled salmon.” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper

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  • State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal Project

    The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview today, citing the project’s negative impacts on climate, clean air and water. Absent a successful legal challenge to the decision, the denial renders the project formally dead.

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  • Fracked Gas-to-Methanol Refinery Permit Invalid

    Today (9/18/2017), we received a victory in our challenge on the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. Washington’s Shorelines Hearings Board (Board) ruled that the Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County violated the law by failing to disclose and evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s largest methanol refinery, proposed on the banks of the Columbia River. As a result, permits previously issued for the project are invalid.

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  • Radio Tierra Show Launch Party 9/19 at Lake Taco

    We are launching a new show on Radio Tierra called “Conoce Tu Columbia // Know Your Columbia.” Join us for the launch party on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Lake Taco in Hood River. The show is produced by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Community Organizer, Ubaldo Hernández.

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Blog Posts

Blog Posts

  • Lessons Learned Columbia Riverkeeper

    “The outpouring of emotion during the fire demonstrates a deep love and concern for this special place. Sometimes it takes a threat to really appreciate how much something means to you.” -Brett VandenHeuvel

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  • Totem Pole Journey Comes to Vancouver 10/16

    Lummi Nation to bring totem pole to Vancouver Monday, October 16, 2017, to display Tribal resistance to the Tesoro oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export proposal in Longview, and the methanol refinery proposed by Northwest Innovation Works in Kalama.

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  • Music, conversation and celebration: 10/4 Hood River

    [ October 4, 2017; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] CELEBRATE: Let’s raise a toast afterwards to the downfall of coal export! On Sept. 26, the State of Washington rejected the Millennium coal export terminal, which would have sent eight full coal trains through the Gorge every day. Many local voices, including the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network, played a key role in stopping coal trains. Come celebrate with friends on 10/4 in Hood River!

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  • State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal Project

    The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview today, citing the project’s negative impacts on climate, clean air and water. Absent a successful legal challenge to the decision, the denial renders the project formally dead.

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  • James Beard Nominated Author, Langdon Cook, Comes to Hood River

    [ October 26, 2017; 6:30 pm; ] Langdon Cook, a Seattle-based author and forager, will speak about his latest book, “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 6:30pm, at Double Mountain Brewery located at 8 4th St, Hood River, OR 97031.

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  • Portland Oregon: Climate Leaders

    Riverkeeper and Allies Stand With Portland in Court to Defend Historic Fossil Fuel Policy

    By Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
    LUBA Parties

    In 2016, when the Portland City Council unanimously passed a strong land use ordinance barring major new fossil fuel infrastructure in the City – projects like crude oil train terminals, coal ports, and LNG export […]

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