Posts Tagged ‘port westward’

6/13 Events in Salem & The Dalles »

June 12th, 2017: “Railroads and oil companies continue pressure to increase dangerous oil train traffic and terminals through our communities and along special places like the Columbia River, said Rebecca Ponzio, Director of the Stand Up to Oil coalition. “We call on the Oregon PUC and the Columbia River Gorge Commission to protect our communities and say no to these projects.”



Another Columbia River Oil Trains Proposal: And a chance for the public to stop it. »

June 7th, 2017: Northwest communities have been knocking down oil train development proposals as fast as they can spring up. Read the latest article on Port Westward by Eric DePlace of Sightline Institute.



Public Utilities Commission hearing on the proposed oil tank sale to Global Partners »

May 25th, 2017: [ June 13, 2017; 9:30 am; ] RSVP to attend the public hearing on June 13, 2017! Tell the Commission that risking the safety of our river and rail communities to export oil is not in the public interest today.



Oil Train Explosions: Not in the public interest. »

May 25th, 2017: The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has final say on whether Global Partners can buy massive oil storage tanks from a neighboring industrial site at Port Westward, in Clatskanie, Oregon. The Commission can stop Global Partners’ tank farm expansion if it finds the sale is not “consistent with the public interest.”



Nine Months to Kill a Zombie Coal Dock »

March 20th, 2015: Oregonians can be certain that their public money won’t be wasted on a dirty coal dock. A zombie funding application for dock improvements at Port Westward near Clatskanie was dealt its final blow after the Oregon Transportation Commission rejected the application. On March 19, 2015, commissioners voted 3-1 to deny public funding for coal export.



Oregon Commission Again Says No To Funding Coal Export Dock »

March 20th, 2015: OPB. March 19, 2015



Zombie Coal Dock Needs To Be Stopped »

March 16th, 2015: [ March 19, 2015; 12:15 am to 3:15 pm. 12:15 am to 3:15 pm. ] In 2014, by submitting 8,000 public comments and providing six hours of public testimony to the Oregon Transportation Commission, we scored a major victory that stopped state funding from subsidizing a coal dock on the Columbia River. Now, because of pressure from the coal industry and its allies, our victory is at risk of being overturned. On Thursday, March 19 we need to let the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) know that we oppose a controversial and inaccurate Connect Oregon application to fund a coal dock.



Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit »

October 20th, 2014: OPB EarthFix. Oct. 17, 2014.



Crude Oil Terminal Permit Appealed »

October 17th, 2014: Columbia Riverkeeper along with several environmental groups filed an appeal with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) asking the agency to reconsider its August 19, 2014, decision authorizing Global Partners’ massive oil terminal on the Columbia River.



Screening: Oil-by-Rail mini-documentary by Vice News »

July 23rd, 2014: [ August 7, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Join Columbia Riverkeeper and citizen advocacy groups in Columbia County for a special screening of the mini-documentary on the controversial oil-by-rail boom. The film features the Columbia River oil terminal at Port Westward, near Clatskanie, OR and the proposed terminal at the Port of Vancouver, WA.