Posts Tagged ‘Mosier’

Mosier Events 6/3/2017 »

June 1st, 2017: Tribal leaders, elected officials, and community members will gather on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 12:00 pm, at the Mosier Community School to mark the one year anniversary of the dangerous oil train disaster in the small town of Mosier in the Columbia River Gorge, near Hood River. They will demand a thorough cleanup of Mosier and stand up for communities calling for an end to reckless oil trains.


May 26th, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Advisory: May 26, 2017 Tribal Leaders, Elected Officials, and Local Community Members Gather June 3rd in Mosier, OR to Rally Against Oil-By-Rail WHAT: On June 3, 2016, the small town of Mosier in the Columbia River Gorge, near Hood River, made regional and national news of the most unfortunate kind. Firefighters battled for 14 [...]

Oil Train Bills Gain Steam: Press Briefing & Hearing Monday, 3/13 »

March 13th, 2017: Legislators, elected leaders from the Columbia River Gorge, physicians, and fishers will join conservation groups on March 13, 2017, to hold a press briefing in support of strong legislation to bolster Oregon’s rules for oil trains and strengthen Oregon’s review process for oil terminals. In the wake of the June 3, 2016 Mosier oil train derailment, the group is concerned about major public health, safety, and environmental risks of crude oil trains.

Defending Columbia River Communities from Union Pacific Railroad Expansion »

January 23rd, 2017: “Columbia River communities are under siege from massive fossil fuel infrastructure projects that threaten our water and safety. Union Pacific’s track expansion is part of the effort to turn the Columbia River into a fossil fuel highway,” said Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper. “We look forward to defending Columbia River communities from Union Pacific’s highly unpopular project.”

Oil Train Legislation »

January 11th, 2017: We are heartened to see Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney take up the critical public safety issue of dangerous oil trains in Oregon. On June 3, 2016, a Union Pacific oil train derailed in Mosier, spilling oil that burned and polluted the Columbia River. The Mosier derailment could easily have destroyed the town and injured or killed people. Oregon is overdue to take every measure possible to protect our vulnerable towns, rivers, and fishing sites near oil trains.