Category: Top Stories

Attend LNG Meetings! »

January 8th, 2015: Oregon LNG proposes destroying over 130 acres of high-quality endangered salmon habitat in Youngs Bay, located in the Columbia River Estuary near Astoria. Join us and tell DEQ and the Corps to deny these permits at upcoming public meetings, also submit comments today!



Oregon LNG May Not Have Right to Land to Build Terminal »

December 22nd, 2014: The controversial “Oregon LNG” Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal proposed at the mouth of Columbia River hit an unexpected problem: the company may not have access to the land where it proposes building the terminal.



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...