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EPA: Federal Review of Longview Coal Export Terminal “Inadequate” »

December 2nd, 2016: "EPA found the Army Corps' review was 'Inadequate' — the lowest ranking possible. The Army Corps flat out ignored recommendations from Tribes, cities, environmental groups, and the EPA to fix their incomplete scope of impacts associated with what would be the largest coal export terminal in North America. Air quality, noise impacts, greenhouse gas emissions, rail congestion and safety are just a few of the areas where EPA calls out the Army Corps’ failures. This should serve as a wake up call to the Corps." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director



Federal Agencies Seek Gorge Community Input on Wild Salmon Restoration Plan »

December 1st, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dam Removal and Other Strategies Will Save Federally Endangered Species Nov. 30, 2016 (The Dalles, OR) — The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6 to seek public input on developing a new lawful, science-based plan to save endangered wild [...]



Giving Tuesday 2016 »

November 23rd, 2016: [ November 29, 2016; ] Forgot Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Join us this Giving Tuesday to be a part of a global day dedicated to giving back. Thank you for standing up to protect what you love!



Moving forward »

November 22nd, 2016: Thank you for being part of something bigger than yourself. And thank you for standing up for what you believe in.



Event: Stormwater Pollution Hearing For Dangerous Tesoro Oil Train Terminal on 11/29 »

November 22nd, 2016: [ November 29, 2016; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Attend Hearing on November 29th in Vancouver! This month, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is accepting comments on a draft construction stormwater discharge permit for Tesoro Savage’s Vancouver oil shipping terminal. The Tesoro Savage terminal would be the largest oil-by-rail terminal in North America, and its construction will generate significant stormwater pollution.



Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery! »

November 22nd, 2016: Methanol refining and export explained in 4 minutes. Now’s a great time to learn the facts about the world’s largest methanol refinery proposed on the banks of the Columbia River in the small town of Kalama, Washington. The risks are high and this small town needs your help. Watch our new video and see how you can make a difference.



Fossil Fuel Industry Will Not Grow in the City of Portland »

November 17th, 2016: Portland is poised to make history by passing binding land use rules that ban new fossil fuel infrastructure. Final vote scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 2016, is postponed and will be rescheduled **tentatively** for Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, (stay tuned for updates).



Act Now: A permit to pollute? No thank you. »

November 16th, 2016: Proposed coal exporter Millennium Bulk Terminals won’t get the hint. Help us flood the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with comments to protect our water from dirty coal export. Please submit your comment today!



BNSF Railway Required to Address Coal Train Pollution »

November 16th, 2016: "We are pleased that BNSF will seek to cover its dirty coal trains and clean up the pollution they've already spilled. It’s the simple solution.The railroad is not above the law." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper



What do we do now? »

November 9th, 2016: That was a divisive election. I’ll leave it at that. Today is a time of uncertainty. But here is what I know. Together, we will continue to protect what we love – clean water, the health of our families, and wild places that inspire.