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Fossil Fuel Round-up: Propane, Oil-by-Rail & Oil Refinery »

April 30th, 2015: This spring Columbia Riverkeeper has been busy fighting dirty fossil fuel export proposals on the Columbia. In Portland, the City Council will vote whether to approve or deny the Pembina propane export terminal. Across the river, we have very good news that the City of Vancouver will require NuStar to assess threats of the proposed crude-by-rail terminal. And shocking news uncovered by Riverkeeper: a new oil refinery is proposed in Longview.



Thank You Aveda »

April 30th, 2015: For the sixth year in a row, Columbia Riverkeeper is pleased to partner with Aveda for Earth Month. Thank you Aveda Institute Portland and Aveda salons for raising money for clean water. We appreciate the support and generosity of our Aveda partners toward protecting the Columbia River.



Victory: Court says OK for County to Deny LNG Pipeline Permit; Rally in May Against LNG with RFK Jr. »

April 30th, 2015: The Land Use Board of Appeals upheld Clatsop County’s decision denying the Oregon LNG pipeline! We’ll build on this momentum with a major No LNG rally at the Oregon Capitol building on May 26, with featured speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr.



April Member Spotlight: Courtney Rae »

April 30th, 2015: Columbia Riverkeeper held an Earth Day clean-up event at the Smith & Bybee Wetlands in Portland, organized by volunteer Courtney Rae. The group of 15 volunteers picked up 25 bags of garbage and removed several hundred pounds of blackberry. Courtney is a former Canvasser with Columbia Riverkeeper's Citizen Outreach Team and has been an environmental activist for many years in the city.



Adopt-a-River Field Training and Restoration Site Tour »

April 29th, 2015: [ May 16, 2015; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Join us for a fun and educational day in the field at Benson State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow volunteers, brush up on your identification skills, and learn about exciting new elements of our Adopt-a-River Program.



Study Links Declining Pacific Lamprey Populations to Toxic Contamination »

April 8th, 2015: A cooperative study by USGS and CRTIFC finds bioaccumulation of pesticides, flame retardants, and mercury could be leading to Pacific lamprey decline in the Columbia River Basin.



Tell The Army Corps Not to Rubberstamp The Largest Oil-By Rail Proposal in the US! »

March 20th, 2015: Let the Army Corps and our federal delegation know that that you think the federal government should take a hard look at the impact of shipping explosive, dirty oil through the scenic Columbia Gorge and down the Columbia River from the largest oil-by-rail terminal proposed in the United States.



Longview Rejects Propane Export…Will PDX Follow? »

March 20th, 2015: Haven Energy now joins the growing list of dirty and dangerous fossil fuel export corporations rejected by Northwest communities. On March 10, Longview residents secured a 3-0 vote from the Port of Longview commissioners rejecting a lease with Haven Energy, a Texas-based propane export corporation.



Sign our Thank You Letter to Help Advance Hanford Cleanup »

March 20th, 2015: It’s not every day that you hear the words “Thank You” when referring to cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But recently, Hanford Washington State leaders have taken bold action by holding the federal government accountable for missed cleanup deadlines. Let’s show our leaders how grateful we are for their persistence in ensuring the U.S. Department of Energy fulfills their promise of protecting human health, the environment, and the Columbia River from Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Make your voice count and sign our Thank You letter today!



When you protect water you protect what you love; Animals, kids, our environment – everything. »

March 20th, 2015: The fine folks at Aveda are once again raising funds for clean water and Columbia Riverkeeper the whole month of April. They are having a lot of fun doing it too. Why just celebrate Earth Day? How about Earth Month? Visit an Aveda Salon, Experience Center or Institute in Oregon or the Vancouver, WA area and you can treat yourself AND support clean water. This Thursday (4/23 at 6:30pm) the Catwalk for Water event will include three live fashion installations, and more!