Case Study: Fossil Fuel Terminal

Columbia Riverkeeper works with people in dozens of communities—from rural to urban—who share the same goals: Protect the health of their families and the places they love. 

Case Study: Fossil fuel terminal

Columbia Riverkeeper has worked with tribal nations, local businesses, strong coalitions, and our amazing members to defeat nearly every fossil fuel project on the Columbia River! Western North America has huge fracked gas, oil, and coal reserves, and the Columbia River is a convenient route to ship these fossil fuels to Asia. We stand in the way. The maps below illustrate the challenges we face and our successes over the last decade. Read “Fighting Fossil Fuels” page for more details on current campaigns.


Fossil fuel infrastructure projects proposed on the lower Columbia during the last decade.


Victories over fossil fuel projects and remaining challenges.