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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. After hours of public testimony, the safety concerns and the port’s previous commitment to the break-bulk cargo industry (e.g. steel and wind turbines) prevailed over the gamble of dangerous propane export. Longview residents organized by the group Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 were at the forefront of opposition to Haven Energy’s propane export terminal proposal.



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: We could not have said it better. 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. See the calendar for more details.



2015 Volunteer Opportunities with Riverkeeper »

March 20th, 2015: Whether you can give a couple hours a week or a couple hours a year, we need your help! Columbia Riverkeeper works hard to protect and restore the Columbia, and we know you care about clean water. If you are willing to give a little of your time, you can help us to have an even bigger impact. A clean Columbia is priceless. If we each do a little, we will all gain a lot! We have many options for getting involved. Let us know if one of these opportunities works for you.



Nine Months to Kill a Zombie Coal Dock »

March 20th, 2015: Oregonians can be certain that their public money won’t be wasted on a dirty coal dock. A zombie funding application for dock improvements at Port Westward near Clatskanie was dealt its final blow after the Oregon Transportation Commission rejected the application. The first coal dock funding denial came last August but political and industry pressure forced the project back on the table. On March 19, 2015, commissioners voted 3-1 to deny public funding for coal export.



Action: Expand the Climate Action Plan…Include Propane Export »

March 10th, 2015: The fossil fuel export objective in the draft Climate Action Plan is missing a critical piece. Our city is poised to take bold action to oppose coal and oil export but dangerous propane export, something that the Port of Portland is currently considering, was left out.



Take a Stand for Toxic-Free Fish – featured »

March 5th, 2015: Do you know Washington State’s dirty little secret? For decades, polluters in Washington have benefited from some of the nation’s least protective toxic pollution standards. We can change this. Right now the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking for public input on whether to reduce the discharge of cancer-causing toxic pollution to our rivers.



Community-Led State of the Hanford Site Meeting in Spokane »

February 25th, 2015: [ February 28, 2015; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this Saturday in Spokane. Stay tuned for upcoming community-led State of the Hanford Site meetings in Vancouver & Walla Walla.



Spring Cleaning: Get Rid of Old Vehicles or Stocks Gathering Dust »

February 25th, 2015: The buds on the trees are swelling, the first wildflowers are blooming. Are you thinking spring cleaning? Or maybe thinking of donating a vehicle or stock? Great news: Riverkeeper is now accepting stocks and vehicles. Both are great ways to make a big investment in clean water, strong salmon runs, and healthy communities.