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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, Comprensive 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.

Defending Oregon’s Right to Say NO to Dirty Coal »

October 9th, 2014: Riverkeeper and partners intervene to support State of Oregon’s decision to deny key permit for Ambre Energy’s coal export terminal.

Study Shows Alarming Levels of Toxics in Columbia River Fish »

September 29th, 2014: Columbia Riverkeeper announces its Phase 2 results from the “Is Your Fish Toxic?” Study measuring toxic pollution in five different fish intended for the dinner table.