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Getting Dirty for a Good Cause »

April 26th, 2016: Volunteers joined Riverkeeper for a cleanup in Longview, WA and collected over 1,000 pounds of garbage from the banks of the Columbia at Willow Grove Park. Thank you to all the community members that are helping keep our river clean!

April Member Spotlight: »

April 26th, 2016: Ken Adee is a prime example of how a citizen scientist—in this case, a master mapmaker—can change our perspective about the big issues impacting the Columbia River. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Ken’s maps are worth a million in the fight against LNG.

Coal export: Ready, set, gone »

April 20th, 2016: We must stop Millennium from polluting the Columbia River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. The DEIS is an important tool for showing decision-makers that far and wide, people want a clean and healthy future – not coal. Submit your public comment today and attend the hearings Longview 5/24, Spokane 5/26, and Pasco 6/2.

Coal Workshop »

April 20th, 2016: RSVP now for a Coal Exports Workshop informing you on the key points in the draft EIS and how to create effective public comments on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Hanford Tank Leaks »

April 18th, 2016: Nuclear waste storage tank alarms sounded on Sunday as radioactive waste leaked through the inner shell of Hanford's oldest double-shelled tank. There is a significant leak in tank AY-102, which holds some of the most dangerous nuclear waste on Earth. These tanks were not designed to hold waste for decades. It's past time to get the waste out of the unsafe tanks. We thank the workers at Hanford for conducting this dangerous cleanup. This is another reminder of the cost of nuclear waste, and the unexpected outcomes of handling radioactive material. We will continue to push the Department of Energy for a thorough and transparent cleanup in the face of mounting challenges.

Methanol Comment Period Wraps for Plant in Kalama »

April 18th, 2016: Today, April 18, 2016, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) comment period wraps for a proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama. Methanol from the plant would be shipped through the Columbia River estuary to China where it would be used to make plastic. Read comments on the DEIS by Columbia Riverkeeper and other groups here.

Tell the Port Tomorrow: Tesoro’s Time Is Up »

April 11th, 2016: Tomorrow, April 12, 2016, is the biggest day yet for stopping the largest oil-by-rail facility in North America. The Port of Vancouver will hold a critical public hearing tomorrow to decide whether to amend its lease for the Tesoro Savage project. Your presence and your voice can help persuade the Port to end the lease.

Baerlic Brewing Co. Beer Belly Dinner »

April 7th, 2016: Join Baerlic Brewing Co. for "Beer Belly" at EastBurn Eat Drink Play, Portland, on April 14, at 6pm. Enjoy five course dinner paired with beer for a great cause--all proceeds to benefit Columbia Riverkeeper. Tickets $40.

Port of Vancouver: End the Oil Lease. We’ll Stand with You. »

April 6th, 2016: Port of Vancouver USA staff recommend against extending oil lease. Major hearing April 12, doors at 8am, hearing begins at 9:30am at Clark College -- Vancouver, Washington. Help us spread the word and pack this hearing to support the Port in ENDING, not extending, the lease.

New Guthrie Book Out, Book Signing with Author Greg Vandy »

April 1st, 2016: Save the Date: Book Signing Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:30pm with author Greg Vandy at Powell's Books located 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR. Vandy will be introduced by Columbia Riverkeeper Conservation Director, Dan Serres, followed by a Q&A with Steve Turner, former Mudhoney guitarist.