Archive for August, 2017

Voices standing up for communities and calling for an end to reckless oil trains »

August 22nd, 2017: Today, Aug. 22, 2017, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) held its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal, with over 150 attendees urging EFSEC to deny the largest proposed oil train terminal in North America. The hearing focused on stormwater pollution from the proposed terminal, but many people used the opportunity to urge EFSEC and Governor Jay Inslee to deny the project as a whole.



Public’s last chance to weigh in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee »

August 22nd, 2017: [ August 22, 2017; 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will hold its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal on today (Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017), in Vancouver, WA. EFSEC will take public comments on the draft stormwater pollution permit for Tesoro, the largest proposed oil train terminal in North America. This is the public’s last chance to weigh in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee. The stormwater permit is one of several individual permits required for the proposed 360,000-barrel-per day oil train terminal.



Ubaldo Hernández’s Journey »

August 17th, 2017: Ubaldo has a favorite proverb that captures his passion for clean water: “El hombre llevó a su hijo al río y le dijo, ‘Esta es tu herencia, te lo dejo todo.’” In English it reads, “The man brought his son to the river and told him, ‘This is your inheritance. I leave everything to you.’’’ He added, we are entrusted with protecting clean water, whether we grew up along the Columbia or immigrated to the Columbia Basin from elsewhere.



“From Source to Sea” »

August 17th, 2017: Photographer, Peter Marbach, shares his unique perspective having traveled along the Columbia’s 1,243 miles, photographing riverscapes, wildlife, and the people who live and work along the river while taking in the sights and sounds of salmon migration.



TMDL – featured »

August 14th, 2017: New study shows how the Snake River dams affect water temperature and salmon migration. In 2015, hot water killed 250,000 sockeye salmon in the Columbia River basin. It's time to protect the Columbia and Snake rivers’ iconic salmon runs and fishing communities!



“Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015″ »

August 14th, 2017: As some federal legislators move to stifle salmon recovery and science, we're releasing new research on how the Snake River dams affect water temperature and salmon migration. In 2015, hot water killed 250,000 sockeye salmon in the Columbia River basin.



Columbia Riverkeeper White Paper Resources »

August 14th, 2017: Resources via White Paper: "Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015" by Matthew Shultz, MESc & Miles Johnson, JD



Astoria Passes Oil Resolution »

August 8th, 2017: City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River: We salute the amazing community activists from the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) who drafted the initial resolution and spearheaded this effort.



Oregon Rejects PGE’s New Fracked Gas Power Plants »

August 8th, 2017: Oregonians scored a major victory for clean energy this month when Oregon utility regulators rejected a proposal by PGE to commit our region to decades of power fueled by fracked gas.



Astoria resolution – featured »

August 8th, 2017: City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River: We salute the amazing community activists from the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) who drafted the initial resolution and spearheaded this effort.