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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.



Public Hearing: Speak Up for Hanford Cleanup »

June 23rd, 2014: [ July 23, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The U.S. Department of Energy (Energy) recently unveiled a much-anticipated proposal to clean up nuclear and toxic waste near the Columbia River. The problem? Energy’s plan falls short of dealing with the long-term risks of Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Join Riverkeeper on July 23rd at a public hearing in Hood River.



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!



100 Gallon Oil Spill at Ice Harbor Dam »

May 20th, 2014: On May 7th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 300 gallon oil spill from the Ice Harbor Dam, located on the Snake River in eastern Washington. According to a Washington Department of Ecology report obtained by Riverkeeper, 100 gallons of hydraulic fuel oil entered the Snake River. The oil spill caused a 10-by-300 foot oil sheen on the river. Following the oil spill discovery, the Corps failed to notify the public on its website or release a media advisory.