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Orange Is The New Port Commissioner! »

November 14th, 2017: Last week voters in Vancouver, Washington, overwhelmingly elected Don Orange, who opposes the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil train terminal, to the Port of Vancouver Commission. The oil industry funded nearly 90 percent of the opposition candidate's campaign. Orange’s victory signals the beginning of the end for the nation's largest oil-by-rail proposal.

Make a difference this 11/28/17 by joining #GivingTuesday! »

November 9th, 2017: [ November 28, 2017; ] Help kick off the giving season & make a difference Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, by joining #GivingTuesday to help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season. You too can be a part of a global day dedicated to giving back.

Youth Video: “We Are Still In” To Address Climate Change »

November 9th, 2017: Communities throughout the Northwest have been fighting to protect our region from dangerous fossil fuels for years. Youth understand the importance of this issue and the value of sticking with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Washington State Delivers Third Strike to Coal Export Terminal »

October 25th, 2017: The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a key state approval for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. In its decision, DNR cited Millennium’s failure to obtain multiple permits, inconsistencies in their site plans, missing critical information, and the overall best interest of the state as reasons for the denial. Because DNR manages state-owned aquatic lands, including the Columbia River, Millennium needs DNR’s approval to build new docks and dredge the river to make room for massive coal ships.

Lessons Learned Columbia Riverkeeper »

October 17th, 2017: "The outpouring of emotion during the fire demonstrates a deep love and concern for this special place. Sometimes it takes a threat to really appreciate how much something means to you." -Brett VandenHeuvel

Totem Pole Journey Comes to Vancouver 10/16 »

October 13th, 2017: Lummi Nation to bring totem pole to Vancouver Monday, October 16, 2017, to display Tribal resistance to the Tesoro oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export proposal in Longview, and the methanol refinery proposed by Northwest Innovation Works in Kalama.

Music, conversation and celebration: 10/4 Hood River »

September 29th, 2017: [ October 4, 2017; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] CELEBRATE: Let’s raise a toast afterwards to the downfall of coal export! On Sept. 26, the State of Washington rejected the Millennium coal export terminal, which would have sent eight full coal trains through the Gorge every day. Many local voices, including the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network, played a key role in stopping coal trains. Come celebrate with friends on 10/4 in Hood River!

State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal Project »

September 26th, 2017: The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview today, citing the project’s negative impacts on climate, clean air and water. Absent a successful legal challenge to the decision, the denial renders the project formally dead.

James Beard Nominated Author, Langdon Cook, Comes to Hood River »

September 22nd, 2017: [ October 26, 2017; 6:30 pm; ] Langdon Cook, a Seattle-based author and forager, will speak about his latest book, “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 6:30pm, at Double Mountain Brewery located at 8 4th St, Hood River, OR 97031.

Portland Oregon: Climate Leaders »

September 21st, 2017: Riverkeeper and Allies Stand With Portland in Court to Defend Historic Fossil Fuel Policy By Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper LUBA Parties In 2016, when the Portland City Council unanimously passed a strong land use ordinance barring major new fossil fuel infrastructure in the City – projects like crude oil train terminals, coal ports, and LNG export [...]