Posts Tagged ‘portland’

Get Wet! »

July 19th, 2017: Spending time in Portland this summer? You don’t need to travel far for a refreshing dip in the Columbia River. You’ll find sandy beaches, sun-drenched shorelines, and shady riverside hideouts. Here are some of our favorite swimming holes and tips for staying safe in the mighty Columbia. Grab your beach towel and we’ll see you in the river!



Portland Makes History with New Protections from Fossil Fuels »

December 14th, 2016: "At a time when people around the world are grappling with how to protect clean water and accelerate a transition away from fossil fuels, Portland is setting a globally significant example and using this geographic and economic opportunity to make a bold statement. " -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper



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.



Planning & Sustainability Commission Makes Recommendation on Portland’s Fossil Fuel Zoning Amendments »

October 5th, 2016: [ October 11, 2016; 3:30 pm; 3:30 pm; ] The City is very close to accomplishing the impressive goals set forth in its landmark 2015 fossil fuel policy. With your help, we can hold the City to the high standard it set in 2015.



Portland League of Women Voters presents: Coal and Oil Transport – business boon or public liability? »

October 22nd, 2015: [ November 10, 2015; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] November Civic Education Program, League of Women Voters of Portland presents Coal and Oil Transport - business boon or public liability?



Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission Caves on Dangerous Propane Proposal »

April 8th, 2015: The City of Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission approved a code amendment that paves the way for a proposed propane export terminal on the Columbia River. There's still a chance to stop this project by calling the Portland City Council today! City Council will have the final say on the Pembina code amendment. Share your concerns that Pembina’s conflicts with the Climate Action Plan and public safety.



Propane in Portland: Putting our Environment, Communities and Jobs at Risk »

January 30th, 2015: The propane Pembina proposes to export from the Port of Portland would arrive in mile-long pressurized unit trains as liquefied propane gas (LPG). From the trains, the LPG would be stored in massive storage tanks (up to 33 million gallons) that are refrigerated to -44 degrees Fahrenheit. From there, the LPG would be transferred by pipeline across an area currently protected from this type of industrial activity onto massive ships. Because piping LPG through an Environmental Conservation Zone is prohibited, Pembina is currently seeking an amendment to Portland’s Conservation Habitat zoning from Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission – a change the Commission can reject.



Columbia River Clean-up at Kelly Point Park »

August 23rd, 2013: [ August 31, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Join us for a River Clean-up at Kelly Point Park on August 31st!



Wild in the City »

November 2nd, 2011: By Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director — Mike Houck and MJ Cody just released Wild in the City, Exploring the Intertwine to great acclaim this week. The book is an excellent companion for those who enjoy exploring the natural history of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. The book features contributions by Northwest stalwarts Ursula LeGuin, Robert Michael Pyle (who [...]