Posts Tagged ‘columbia river’

Court Grants Increased ‘Spill’ to Aid Endangered Columbia/Snake River Salmon »

April 11th, 2017: Federal dam operators on the Columbia and Snake rivers must increase water releases over spillways at eight dams to improve survival rates for juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean starting in 2018, a federal court ruled March 28, 2017.



New Analysis of Oil Train Economics: Local Business View Of Jobs, Customer Demand, Economic Development »

August 18th, 2015: Tele press conference 8/18 at 10am: Seven business owners will hold a conference call to discuss the new community-driven cost-benefit analysis entitled “BAD FOR BUSINESS: Impact of the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal on small business."



Film & Music: Mighty Currents: Honoring the Columbia River »

June 10th, 2015: [ June 28, 2015; 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] Gather in celebration of our waters with live music, story-tellers, ecological visionaries, a crackling fire, smoked salmon, and wine on the rooftop. Followed by four Columbia Watershed short films that mix ecology, activism, and prayer. Filmmakers in attendance. Join us to seed Columbia River Watershed Culture!



State Appeals Board Agrees with Clatsop County’s Decision that an LNG Pipeline Would Threaten Public Safety, Harm Salmon »

April 29th, 2015: State appeals board agreed with Clatsop County’s decision that a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline would threaten public safety and improperly harm protected rivers and farmland. Today the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled in favor of Clatsop County, upholding the County’s decision to deny a key permit for the Oregon LNG pipeline. Without the critical land use permit, the proposed LNG pipeline cannot be built, as state law prohibits the LNG company from securing state environmental permits or certifications without county land use permits.



Columbia River Threatened by New Oil Refinery And Explosive Oil Trains »

April 15th, 2015: The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River. Recently obtained documents show Riverside Refining, LLC, seeking a partnership with the Port of Longview to build an oil refinery in Longview, Washington, supplied by controversial oil-by-rail. This would be the first west coast refinery constructed in over 25 years, and the largest new refinery in the continental United States since 1976.



Proposed Coal Export Terminal Can’t Proceed in Absence of Rejected Permit »

March 31st, 2015: The proposed Morrow Pacific coal export terminal faces the latest in a series of disappointments today. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that project proponent Ambre Energy can receive its water quality certification only if it also receives a permit from the Oregon Department of State Lands — a permit that State Lands already rejected in August 2014.



Community-Led State of the Site Meeting in Vancouver: “Hanford, Our River & You” »

March 17th, 2015: “State of the Hanford Site” meetings in Washington State: Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30AM to 12:00PM in Vancouver. The meeting will involve both public interest and agency perspectives on the cleanup progress at Hanford. Opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. *Free and open to the public.



Don’t panic over dead Columbia River fish, ODFW officials say: Oregon environment roundup »

March 5th, 2015: The Oregonian. March 2, 2015.



Everyone Deserves Toxic-Free Fish »

February 24th, 2015: Do you know Washington State’s dirty little secret? For decades, polluters in Washington have benefited from some of the nation’s least protective toxic pollution standards. We can change this. Right now the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking for public input on new laws that could make it harder—or easier—to discharge cancer-causing toxic pollution to our rivers. Comment today!



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.