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Canadian LPG Export Terminal Added to Oil Refinery in Longview »

September 3rd, 2015: Waterside Energy unveiled its newest fossil fuel export plan at a September 2, 2015, Port of Longview public meeting. Backers of the proposed oil refinery seek to add a Canadian Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) export terminal to their original oil refinery proposal.

Overflow Crowd Packs Warrenton Hearing to Oppose Oregon LNG »

September 3rd, 2015: Last night over 200 people, the vast majority opposed to the Oregon LNG project, packed the City of Warrenton’s public hearing about the proposed Oregon LNG terminal and pipeline. Before the hearing, local activists rallied outside with signs, banners, and a mock-up of the proposed pipeline. And an overflow crowd presented hours of testimony urging a Hearings Officer to deny the Oregon LNG terminal and pipeline because it conflicts with the City’s local land use laws. Because so many people wanted to testify, the Hearings Officer scheduled a second hearing on Thursday evening.

There’s More: Oil Refinery Backers Seek to Add Crude-by-Rail & LPG Terminal »

August 29th, 2015: The Columbia River is now the most threatened river in the nation from crude oil trains and tankers. The newly disclosed terminal, called Washington Energy Storage & Transfer (WEST), would receive 164,000 barrels per day from Alberta tar sands or the Bakken formation in North Dakota, and load the crude on to ocean-going tankers to sail over the notoriously dangerous Columbia River bar.

Blessing of the Shared Responsibilities Totem Pole »

August 26th, 2015: Right now, carvers from the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers are on the road with a 22-foot long totem pole. Their journey unites indigenous peoples and other communities across the Pacific Northwest who stand in opposition fossil fuel companies’ plans to export coal and oil from our region. The carvers are delivering the totem pole to Northern Cheyenne tribal allies fighting proposed coal mines slated to supply export terminals in our region.

Important: LNG Hearings this September »

August 25th, 2015: September is packed with critical hearings to convince the City of Warrenton and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject Oregon LNG. Join us to make the case for a safe, healthy river. UPDATE: **Hearing Extended** Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tour the Tracks in Vancouver »

August 25th, 2015: [ September 12, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Join us on Saturday September 12th in Vancouver for a short walking tour near the railroad tracks.

In Memory of Bill Ward »

August 25th, 2015: We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our most reliable and longest-standing volunteers. William “Bill” Ward served our country in the U.S. Air Force, raised a strong family, and loved the outdoors. Bill became an Adopt-a-River volunteer in 2007, the year after our program started. Bill carefully monitored his stretch of the Columbia River for nine years and dedicated countless hours, helping to make the Columbia River clean and healthy for all. We are tremendously grateful for his time and effort, and we know the Columbia River is a better place because of him. Our condolences go out of his family and friends.

Columbia Riverkeeper 15th Anniversary Celebration & Awards »

August 25th, 2015: What: Columbia Riverkeeper 15th Anniversary Celebration & Awards When: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 6-9pm Where: Axiom Custom Products located at 2424 NE Riverside, Portland, OR Tickets: $15 available online, buy today:

New Analysis of Oil Train Economics: Local Business View Of Jobs, Customer Demand, Economic Development »

August 18th, 2015: Tele press conference 8/18 at 10am: Seven business owners will hold a conference call to discuss the new community-driven cost-benefit analysis entitled “BAD FOR BUSINESS: Impact of the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal on small business."

Hanford Cleanup: We Can Do It! »

August 6th, 2015: You can join Columbia Riverkeeper and others throughout the Pacific NW who are standing up and demanding that the federal government clean up Hanford, to protect people, to protect salmon, and to protect our river. Our challenge is to plant our heels at the edge of the Columbia River and ensure future generations don't have to deal with Hanford’s radioactive and toxic legacy. #cleanuphanford