Posts Tagged ‘Mosier’

OIL TRAIN BILLS GAIN STEAM: PRESS BRIEFING & HEARING MONDAY, 3/13 »

March 13th, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2017 Gorge Leaders, Public Health Advocates, Fishers and Conservationists Join Legislators to Support Oil Train Safety Legislation WHAT:     Legislators, elected leaders from the Columbia River Gorge, physicians, and fishers will join conservation groups on Monday to hold a press briefing in support of strong legislation to bolster Oregon’s rules for oil [...]



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.