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Promised Land – Film Screening and Chinook Nation Fundraiser 5/27 »

May 26th, 2017: Benefit screening 5/27 in PDX: 100% of ticket sales donated to Chinook Indian Nation's legal fund! PROMISED LAND centers on two indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook Indian Nation, as they both fight for the restoration of treaty rights still legally denied to them by the US government. The film is an exploration of the inseparability of identity and place, the ways society and government look at tribal sovereignty, and a deep look at whose land we inhabit.

Portland All Nations Canoe Family 6/4 »

May 26th, 2017: Join Portland All Nations Canoe Family for a paddle & cleanup 6/4: To honor our elders, inspire our youth and document the history of the Canoe Journey and to contribute significantly in the lives of urban Native American community by building on cultural strengths and assets.


May 26th, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Advisory: May 26, 2017 Tribal Leaders, Elected Officials, and Local Community Members Gather June 3rd in Mosier, OR to Rally Against Oil-By-Rail WHAT: On June 3, 2016, the small town of Mosier in the Columbia River Gorge, near Hood River, made regional and national news of the most unfortunate kind. Firefighters battled for 14 [...]

Oil Train Explosions: Not in the public interest. »

May 25th, 2017: The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has final say on whether Global Partners can buy massive oil storage tanks from a neighboring industrial site at Port Westward, in Clatskanie, Oregon. The Commission can stop Global Partners’ tank farm expansion if it finds the sale is not “consistent with the public interest.”

How to block world’s largest methanol refinery? Join us 5/30 »

May 24th, 2017: Ecology will soon rule on a key permit for the world’s largest methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, Washington. Don’t miss your chance to tell Ecology to block this climate-wrecking project! Join the rally at Ecology’s office in Vancouver, WA office on May 30, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Clean up Hanford’s Dangerous Contamination! »

May 12th, 2017: We need bold leadership and government oversight to protect people, salmon, and our river from Hanford’s nuclear pollution. Please sign the petition below, which we will deliver to the leaders responsible for cleaning up Hanford’s dangerous pollution.

One Million Voices: Taking a Stand Against Fossil Fuels »

May 10th, 2017: We hit a milestone today! ONE MILLION messages to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports delivered today! The Washington State Government and the Ecology Department of Washington can take action and block fossil fuel exports!

Portland General Electric’s (PGE) Gas Plant Expansion Plans »

May 8th, 2017: PGE Will Suspend Its Permitting for New Fracked Gas Plants at Boardman: While this is a huge step in stopping new fracked gas power in the Northwest, the fight isn't over. For starters, we need a big showing at Monday's Public Utility Commission (PUC) hearing to ensure that the Commission rejects PGE’s plans to add more fracked gas to the energy grid.

Save the Date: 6/7/17 Stand Up To Oil »

May 5th, 2017: Last chance to weigh-in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee: Public Hearing on Air Pollution from Proposed Tesoro Savage Oil Train Terminal on Wednesday, June 7, 2017; Rally at 4:00 pm; Hearing from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Redirect State Funds to Benefit All Washingtonians »

April 27th, 2017: “We are calling on Governor Inslee and the Washington Department of Transportation to redirect state funding to projects that benefit all Washingtonians,” explains Columbia Riverkeeper’s Senior Organizer, Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, who works closely with residents in Kalama and Cowlitz County to protect the Columbia and river communities from the methanol refinery’s air pollution and climate impacts. “The world’s largest methanol refinery would severely undermine Washington’s commitment to combat climate change and restore endangered Columbia River salmon.”