Category: Top Stories

It’s Go Time! Vancouver Oil Terminal Hearing Announced! »

November 24th, 2015: Today, on Nov. 24, 2015, the Tesoro-Savage Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released. Stand up to big oil: join us at the public hearings, and learn more at our upcoming workshop.

UW Research: Coal Spills »

November 23rd, 2015: New research by UW scientists shows coal trains spill dust that is harmful to our lungs.

Portland Passes Landmark Fossil Fuel Resolution »

November 12th, 2015: On Nov. 12, 2015, the City of Portland passed a strong resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. This landmark resolution will direct city staff to develop rules that lead Portland away from new fossil fuel projects like coal, oil, and propane terminals, and toward a clean energy future. Thank Mayor Charlie Hales [...]

Neglected Bridges & Exploding Oil Trains »

November 10th, 2015: Waterkeeper Alliance, ForestEthics and a national network of Waterkeeper organizations released a new investigative report exploring the condition of our nation’s rail infrastructure.

Newly Proposed Cleanup Schedules Mean Major Delays for Hanford Cleanup »

November 9th, 2015: Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies are proposing changes to the TPA. These proposed changes affect the schedule for completing cleanup work on the Hanford Central Plateau and in the 300 Area, which is adjacent to the Columbia River. The agencies want your input on these proposed changes.

Portland Oil Resolution Passed Unanimously; Fossil Fuel Goes to Vote 11/12 »

November 4th, 2015: “City of Portland opposes oil-by-rail transportation through and within the City of Portland and the City of Vancouver, WA….the City of Portland supports the preparation of a programmatic, comprehensive, and area-wide Environmental Impact Statement to identify the cumulative effects that would result from existing and proposed oil-by-rail terminals.”

Port of Vancouver Election »

November 4th, 2015: Eric LaBrant is leading the Port of Vancouver race by over 13 points. Additional votes are being counted, but Mr. LaBrant has a commanding lead, as of 10am on November 4.

Portland’s Landmark Fossil Fuel & Oil Train Resolutions »

November 4th, 2015: Large crowds are expected to rally at 1:15pm with music and creative visuals before attending a landmark hearing at the Portland City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2:30PM. The Council will consider two groundbreaking resolutions at the hearing.

Fossil Fuel Policy Resolutions in PDX »

October 28th, 2015: The City of Portland is slated to do something big. On November 4th, the Portland City Council will consider a strong policy to stop new fossil fuel transport infrastructure in Portland! This landmark resolution will direct city staff to develop rules that lead Portland away from new fossil fuel projects like coal, oil, and propane terminals, cementing Portland’s role as a global leader in combating climate change. Portland will consider a second resolution specifically opposing dangerous and dirty oil trains rolling through our region.

Issue 3 Newsletter – Read it Now! »

October 18th, 2015: In this issue: Celebrating 15 Years of Riverkeeper; Dams = Hot Water Crisis on the Columbia; A Totem Journey and more.