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How does one person make an impact? »

February 22nd, 2017: 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.



Fossil Fuel Industry Attacks Local Control – We Fight Back »

February 22nd, 2017: 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.



How does one person make an impact? »

February 22nd, 2017: 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.



Natural Gas 101: Why care about natural gas? »

February 22nd, 2017: 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.



February Member Spotlight: Corey Rust of Troutdale, Oregon »

February 21st, 2017: 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!



Stop Portland (Fracked Gas) Electric: »

February 21st, 2017: [ 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.



“No Methanol!” Rally in Olympia »

February 16th, 2017: This morning Kalama, Washington residents delivered a letter to the Washington State Investment Board re: voicing their concerns regarding potential investments in methanol. More info on what you can do to help...



Support the Mosier Acts »

February 15th, 2017: Attention Oregonians: Time to reach out to your Senator & Representative & show your support for legislation in Oregon to address dangerous oil trains with House Bill 2131 and Senate Bill 7.



Oregon’s Dirty Air Pollution Loophole »

February 13th, 2017: Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also known as factory farms, emit large amounts of air pollution, including methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter. Yet Oregon has no air pollution control program to monitor and reduce factory farm pollution. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long acknowledged the problem of factory farm air pollution, EPA fails to regulate the industry. In the face of federal inaction, states including Minnesota, California, and Idaho have adopted laws to reduce air pollution from factory farms. To date, Oregon has not adopted regulations to control air pollution from factory farms.



Kalama Methanol Air Pollution Permit Updates: »

February 10th, 2017: The first comment period for the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) review of the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington wrapped on Feb. 6, 2017, with SWCAA receiving an emphatic earful – almost 2,000 comments – in opposition to draft air pollution permit for the Kalama methanol refinery. Review our technical comments here.