Category: Top Stories

Swim Guide is a smash hit in Oregon! »

July 22nd, 2014: Swim Guide is getting a ton of use in Oregon this summer. The real-time water quality smart phone app and website launched in 2012. Today it features over 6,000 beaches in North America.

Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution »

July 22nd, 2014: Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution. Why Washington should protect human health with new limits on toxic pollution By Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper Now that my one-year-old has a few teeth, he can eat salmon like you wouldn’t believe.  He loves it.  Our family eats Columbia River salmon about once a week, especially in the summertime.  I [...]

Oregonians say ‘NO’ to subsides for coal and oil – recap of the public hearing »

July 18th, 2014: The OTC’s official public hearing on the subsidies, known as ConnectOregon funds, occurred on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Salem. The room at the Salem Convention Center was packed with over 250 people, many in red shirts indicating their opposition to coal export and oil-by-rail.

Will Oregon Subsidize Big Coal and Oil? »

July 8th, 2014: [ July 17, 2014; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] NEW LOCATION Salem Convention Center 200 Commercial Street SE Salem, OR 97301 Oregon shouldn’t open the door to dirty coal export and massive amounts of crude oil-by-rail in our state. But that isn’t stopping Big Coal and Oil from knocking. This time, they’re not just knocking, they’re asking for 7 million dollars from taxpayers to make their polluting projects happen.

Oregon LNG Faces Long Odds »

June 27th, 2014: LUBA did not reach the issue of whether the County’s decision was consistent with local land use laws. Instead, LUBA found that a county commissioner was biased against LNG development and should have recused himself from voting on the pipeline. Now the County must take a new vote on whether Oregon LNG’s proposed pipeline complies with local laws.

We want to test your fish! »

June 23rd, 2014: The Columbia River contains too much toxic pollution. By making the direct connection to human health, we use personal stories and lab data to push for better laws, better enforcement, and cleaner water.

Keep your coal, Gov. Mead- feature »

June 4th, 2014: Longview protests Governor's visit to sell coal

Longview protests Governor’s visit to sell coal »

June 4th, 2014: Longview residents told visiting Wyoming Governor Matt Mead that we want clean air and vibrant community, not dirty coal.

Struggling Ambre Energy Coal Export Terminal Dealt Another Blow With Eighth Permit Delay »

May 30th, 2014: On Friday, May 30, the Oregon Department of State Lands announced that it will delay a permit decision for Ambre Energy’s struggling Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River until August 18, 2014. This is the eighth time that the permit has been delayed.

Vancouver: 1 – Big Oil: 0 »

May 21st, 2014: Victory! Vancouver City Council takes a strong stand against Big Oil!