Save the dates for our video series release, “Heroes: The Untold Stories of Grit and Passion—and Success—to Protect the Columbia,” featuring incredible people who made the impossible possible to protect the mighty Columbia.
What’s running through your head when you decide to take on a $6 billion dollar fossil fuel development? How can kids transform a former toxic cleanup site? What does it feel like to stop a national nuclear waste dump along the Columbia’s shores? Legal and program director, Lauren Goldberg, is joined by heroes of our many movements over the years to protect clean water and invest in healthy communities.
Save the dates for our release, “Heroes: The Untold Stories of Grit and Passion—and Success—to Protect the Columbia,” featuring incredible people who made the impossible possible to protect the mighty Columbia.
Ever wonder what happened behind the scenes of the historic Portland Clean Energy Fund victory? We had the pleasure to chat with campaign director, Jenny Lee, about some of the challenges, highlights, and current happenings.
Retired librarian and tireless Columbia Riverkeeper volunteer shares stories of how communities stopped multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines.
Natalie Swan (Yakama) pays tribute to her uncle and mentor, Atwai Dr. Russel Jim, who created a legacy fighting for Hanford cleanup, abundant salmon, and tribal and cultural sovereignty.
The latest release of our Heroes video series highlights Dan Serres, Conservation Director for Riverkeeper! His behind the scene tales of the coal industry’s attempt to site North America’s largest coal export terminal along the Columbia’s shores will make your blood boil.
Arlene Burns, mayor of the City of Mosier, OR. She recalls the catastrophe of an oil-train derailment and explosion that thrust her and the small town of Mosier into the national spotlight, and what helped activists rally to defeat a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia.
Kat Brigham, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Chair Brigham reflects on the decades-long fight for tribal fishing rights on the Columbia, the successful campaign to convince Oregon to adopt the nation’s most protective water pollution limits, and a lifetime breaking barriers for Indigenous people and women.