Posts Tagged ‘port westward’

Columbia Co. Board of Commissioners Approved the Port of St. Helens Rezone »

November 29th, 2017: “Local elected officials ignored input from hundreds of people who care about farms and quality of life in Columbia County. The county’s decision ignores local land use laws designed to protect farms, clean water, and public health.” -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper



Farms Feed Us »

August 3rd, 2017: “Good agriculture jobs are on hold in Columbia County because of the uncertainty polluting industry proposed under the rezone creates for local farms. We need a commitment from the county that we can farm without constant risk to water and food safety.” -James Hoffmann, Blueberry Farm Owner



Port WW – featured #2 »

July 18th, 2017: “The fight over farmland in northern Columbia County shows how Big Coal and Big Oil have galvanized communities up and down the Columbia River. Fossil fuel companies underestimated people’s fierce passion for salmon, safety, and clean water” - Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper



Comment Period: Deny Port Westward Rezone »

June 21st, 2017: [ June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017. ] Now - Aug. 2, 2017: Submit a public comment urging the Columbia County Commissioners to deny the Port Westward rezone. Tell the Commissioners how the Port’s proposal would impact quality of life, the environment, and the economy in Columbia County.



Public Meeting: Deny Port Westward Rezone »

June 21st, 2017: [ August 2, 2017; 6:00 pm; ] RSVP to attend Columbia County Commissioners Public Meeting: Testify against the rezone at 6:00 p.m. on August 2, 2017, at the Clatskanie High School Auditorium, 471 SW Belmont Drive, Clatskanie, OR 97016.



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.