Posts Tagged ‘Portland 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.

Fossil Fuel Industry Will Not Grow in the City of Portland »

November 17th, 2016: Portland is poised to make history by passing binding land use rules that ban new fossil fuel infrastructure. Final vote scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 2016, is postponed and will be rescheduled Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, vote at 10:45 am, press event at 11:15 am.