Posts Tagged ‘fossil fuel’

City of Portland, Coalition Defend Portland’s Fossil Fuel Stand »

June 15th, 2017: The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) heard oral arguments today about a challenge to Portland’s landmark fossil fuel ordinance. In 2016, the City of Portland passed the land use ordinance restricting development of new major fossil fuel projects, such as oil-by-rail terminals or coal export terminals. The ordinance drew a challenge from the oil industry and the Portland Business Alliance, who have asked LUBA to overturn the policy. A coalition of groups including Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland Audubon Society, the Center for Sustainable Economy, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility intervened to support the City’s case in defending the ordinance.



Portland Makes History with New Protections from Fossil Fuels »

December 14th, 2016: "At a time when people around the world are grappling with how to protect clean water and accelerate a transition away from fossil fuels, Portland is setting a globally significant example and using this geographic and economic opportunity to make a bold statement. " -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper



Protect the Northwest from Crude Oil-By-Rail: Tell the Army Corps and EFSEC to Deny Permits for Tesoro Savage »

July 17th, 2015: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) are taking public comment on potential permits and associated environmental review for Tesoro Savage’s oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington. Tesoro Savage cannot build its terminal without permits from the Army Corps and EFSEC. Comment Deadline: August 1, 2015.



Propane in Portland: Putting our Environment, Communities and Jobs at Risk »

January 30th, 2015: The propane Pembina proposes to export from the Port of Portland would arrive in mile-long pressurized unit trains as liquefied propane gas (LPG). From the trains, the LPG would be stored in massive storage tanks (up to 33 million gallons) that are refrigerated to -44 degrees Fahrenheit. From there, the LPG would be transferred by pipeline across an area currently protected from this type of industrial activity onto massive ships. Because piping LPG through an Environmental Conservation Zone is prohibited, Pembina is currently seeking an amendment to Portland’s Conservation Habitat zoning from Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission – a change the Commission can reject.