Victory
EPA sets pollution limits for Lower Snake Dams
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Port Westward
Farm Protection, Conservation Groups Challenge
Controversial Columbia River Industrial Port Expansion

Columbia County’s effort to rezone hundreds of acres appealed to Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals

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Landmark Pollution Lawsuit against Clark County
Leads to Win for Clean Water

The lawsuit’s $3 million penalty marked one of the largest citizen-enforcement penalties in Washington state history.

Hermiston Generating Plant, a fracked gas power plant, next to site of proposed Perennial Wind Chaser fracked gas power plant. Photo credit: Columbia Riverkeeper (This image is not doctored, by the way. Air out there is gnarly.)
Stop Oregon’s Free Pass for Fracked Gas Polluters
Comment Period: Now - Oct. 25

Call on Oregon’s environmental agencies and Gov. Brown to do more to protect Oregonians from climate pollution.

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Emerging Issue
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Proposed at Hanford

Take a deep dive to learn more about small modular nuclear reactors.

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Love Your Columbia Community
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Check out our fall virtual event series featuring our incredible environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and partners who work every day to protect the Columbia.

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Climate Victory
Portland Denies Zenith's Oil-by-Rail Terminal

The City of Portland denied a key permit for Zenith Energy’s oil-by-rail operations in NW Portland. 

 

Columbia Riverkeeper works to protect, restore, & care for the Columbia River.

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How we do it:

 
Protect

We protect Columbia River communities and habitat from new threats, such as fossil fuel export terminals and intensive industrial development.

Restore

We restore our right to clean water and healthy fish by reducing toxic pollution.

Care

We care for the river by providing hands-on opportunities for diverse communities to engage with their river.

HOW WE WORK

We use legal advocacy and community organizing to stop pollution, fight fossil fuel terminals, save salmon, build stewardship, and clean up Hanford.

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We appreciate all the Columbia Riverkeeper members who have made the leap to protect clean water and our communities.