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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