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Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation

The ECOreport reposts news of a state legislature’s failure to take action,  Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation

Press Release from Stand Up to Oil

Salem, OR  At the close of the 2017 session the Oregon Legislature has failed to pass legislation that would have improved oil train emergency response requirements and oil terminal review standards, including House Bill 2131.
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Protect The Columbia From The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery!

The ECOreport reposts the video & script from “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!

Press release from Columbia Riverkeeper

We’ve launched our newest short film, “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!” calling on Washington Governor Jay Inslee to deny this project
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Overwhelming Opposition At Tesoro-Savage Hearings

The ECOreport reposts videos & an account of the  five-week adjudication in front of Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Overwhelming Opposition At Tesoro-Savage Hearings

Press Release from Columbia Riverkeeper

Vancouver, WA – After weeks of testimony and argument about the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal proposal, at least two things are clear: first, this project will not benefit Washington citizens and consumers, and second, the risk of an oil spill into the Columbia River is too great.

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Grand Coulee Dam’s Oil Pollution Sparks Lawsuit

The ECOreport reposts news that the Grand Coulee Dam’s Oil Pollution Sparks Lawsuit

Press Release from Columbia Riverkeeper

On June 29, 2016, Columbia Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation designed to end uncontrolled toxic oil pollution from Grand Coulee, finally bringing one of the nation’s biggest dams into compliance with the Clean Water Act. Grand Coulee has leaked oil into the Columbia for over 70 years—endangering public health and threatening fish and wildlife.

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Tesoro Savage Oil-by-rail Adjudication Monday, June 26

The ECOreport reposts updates on the Tesoro Savage Oil-by-rail Adjudication Monday, June 26

Originally Published on Columbia Riverkeeper

This Monday, June 27, 2016, in Vancouver, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will begin its adjudication process for the huge proposed Tesoro Savage oil train terminal. EFSEC’s month-long, trial-like hearing will begin and end in Vancouver, with different parties presenting detailed evidence about why the Council should approve or deny the project.

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Longview Terminal Emissions Equivalent To 5 Coal Plants

The ECOreport reposts DEIS findings re moving +44 million tons of coal in uncovered trains along the Columbia River. Proposed Longview terminal emissions equivalent to 5 coal plants

Press Release from Columbia Riverkeeper

April 29, 2016 (Longview, WA) – The Washington Department of Ecology today released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The report comes after the agency received over 165,000 public comments calling for a broad review of the proposed coal export terminal.

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Portland Passes Its’ Second Fossil Fuel Resolution

Portland passes its’ second fossil fuel resolution, opposing the further expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.

Press Release from Columbia Riverkeeper

Nov. 12, 2015 (Portland, OR) –Today, on Nov. 12, 2015, the City of Portland passed a strong resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. (This landmark resolution will direct city staff to develop rules that lead Portland away from new fossil fuel projects like coal, oil, and propane terminals, and toward a clean energy future.)

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Rally in Support of The City Of Portland

The City will pass two groundbreaking resolutions curtailing the growth of the fossil fuel infrastructure. First, a rally in support of the city of Portland

Press Release from Columbia River Keeper

Large crowds are expected to rally at 1:15pm with music and creative visuals before attending a landmark hearing at the Portland City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2:30PM. The Council will consider two groundbreaking resolutions at the hearing. The first, a resolution opposing all projects that would increase the amount of oil trains in Portland, is being followed by a second resolution opposing all projects that increase transportation or storage of fossil fuels in Portland or its adjacent waterways. These resolutions together are the most far-reaching in the country and place a high priority on public health and safety at a time when Portland is bracing itself for a possible 9.0 earthquake and has yet to address the safety of existing fossil fuel infrastructure. The resolutions are championed by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fritz.

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