Category: Top Stories

Protecting Columbia, Climate from Factory Farms »

September 26th, 2016: Did you know Oregon’s second largest factory farm would produce more waste—yes, we’re talking about cow poop—than Oregon? Factory farms get a free pass to store waste in massive, open air lagoons, threatening drinking water and local rivers. Learn how you can join Riverkeeper in taking on the factory farm industry to protect clean water and our climate.

EFSEC declines to review Kalama Methanol Refinery »

September 21st, 2016: This summer, we asked Washington's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to review the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama. Our petition explained why the largest proposed methanol refinery in the world deserves a thorough review by the state of Washington. EFSEC denied our request and declined to evaluate the methanol refinery.

Columbia Under the Microscope: 11/10 in Astoria »

September 19th, 2016: Join Riverkeeper and three local scientists for presentations about cutting edge research on pollutants and pharmaceuticals in the Columbia River on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, from 6:00-7:00 pm, at the Blue Scorcher Bakery located at 1493 Duane Street, in Astoria, OR.

She Who Watches Tour: 10/15 »

September 19th, 2016: Join Riverkeeper and Native American storyteller Ed Edmo for a private tour of the famous She Who Watches (Tsagaglala) petroglyph and other petroglyphs/pictographs near Dallesport, Washington on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 am. Space is limited, register today.

Salmon Viewing: 10/8 with Kat Brigham »

September 19th, 2016: Join Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, of the Brigham Fish Market & member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks, OR for a fall salmon viewing. Register here.

Columbia Under The Microscope: 10/5 in Portland »

September 19th, 2016: Join Riverkeeper and three local scientists for presentations about cutting edge research on pollutants and pharmaceuticals in the Columbia River on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, from 6:00-7:00 pm, in Portland, OR, Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

Rally 9/14 at 4pm in Kalama, WA »

September 14th, 2016: “Everyone in my second grade class knows that fossil fuels are not clean and green energy. Building a methanol plant in my hometown doesn’t make any sense to me. My generation knows that need to stop using fossil fuels and that many places around the world are now banning fracking. I don’t understand why Kalama thinks a giant methanol plant is the future when the whole world can see that fossil fuels are the past,” -Rally speaker Dylan Haviv, age seven.

We’re Getting Close: Let’s Enact Portland’s Exceptional Fossil Fuel Policy »

August 29th, 2016: We need your help to hold the City of Portland accountable for its commitment to prohibit dirty fossil fuel projects, submit your public comment today & join us for the public hearing on Sept. 13, 2016, rally at 11:45 am, hearing at 12:30 pm.

Groups Challenge EPA to Act on Heat-Driven Salmon Kills »

August 15th, 2016: “We need a comprehensive plan to deal with dams’ impacts on water temperature, or we may be telling our kids stories about salmon instead of teaching them to fish” -Miles Johnson, attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper

Judge: No Constitutional Problem in Oregon’s Denial of Columbia River Coal Export Terminal »

August 12th, 2016: “The State of Oregon got it right when it denied Ambre Energy’s coal export project. We applaud state leaders for upholding laws that protect what we as Oregonians hold dear—clean water and fishable rivers.” stated Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director for Columbia Riverkeeper.