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No Permit, No LNG Pipeline: Decision to Deny Key Permit for LNG Pipeline In Clatsop County Sticks »

December 17th, 2014: Oregon Court of Appeals finds Clatsop County commissioner not biased against LNG project, reversing Land Use Board of Appeals decision.



Oregon Refuses to Protect Public from Oil Terminal’s New Air Pollution »

December 12th, 2014: Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality today rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.



Public Comment Period: Say No to LNG! »

November 25th, 2014: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a critical public comment period to decide whether to issue key permits for Oregon LNG’s terminal and pipeline. Oregon LNG cannot build its terminal and gas pipeline without permits from DEQ and the Corps.



Why was Full Environmental Review of Oregon Coal Export Terminal Nixed? »

November 21st, 2014: Following a recent court victory, Riverkeeper obtained internal agency documents showing why the Army Corps refused to conduct a thorough environmental impact statement for the controversial Morrow Pacific coal export terminal.



Riverkeeper Expands Port of Vancouver Lawsuit »

November 9th, 2014: Riverkeeper has called on the Port of Vancouver to revoke the oil terminal lease. “We’re moving to expand our lawsuit to show more of the port’s illegal activities. Based on our discovery, we’ve obtained documents showing additional illegal and secret meetings,” said Brett VandenHeuvel.



Riverkeeper Calls on EPA to Address Hanford Pollution »

November 6th, 2014: Riverkeeper urges Ecology and EPA to reconsider and reject a plan that would leave dangerous waste close to the Columbia for generations.



Ensuring Smart, Comprehensive Columbia River Planning »

October 31st, 2014: Our actions are in response to the Port of St. Helens' request for federal funding to conduct a Columbia City Industrial Park Maritime Feasibility Study. The proposed study lacks long term vision and could pave the way for future dirty fossil fuel shipment and export.



Riverkeeper Challenges Pollution Permit »

October 29th, 2014: Citing the impacts of the Northwest’s only remaining commercial nuclear reactor on the Columbia River at Hanford, Columbia Riverkeeper, the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, and Northwest Environmental Advocates filed a lawsuit on October 30, 2014...



Crude Oil Terminal Permit Appealed »

October 17th, 2014: Columbia Riverkeeper along with several environmental groups filed an appeal with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) asking the agency to reconsider its August 19, 2014, decision authorizing Global Partners’ massive oil terminal on the Columbia River.



Public Hearing! Oil & coal: unsafe on our rails, in our waterways and for our communities »

October 17th, 2014: Northwest communities are facing an onslaught of coal export and oil-by-rail proposals. All of these proposals rely on railways next to our Columbia River. With their hazardous coal dust and explosive fuel, these trains pose serious risks to our communities. A derailment, spill or explosion could destroy communities, clean water and salmon habitat. There are two major public hearings coming up this month and we need to make our voice against dangerous oil and dirty coal heard.