Columbia Riverkeeper is regularly featured in national media, including stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, because we work on important climate and clean water issues.
For Media Requests, contact Liz Terhaar, Communications Director: (503.784.5324), email@example.com.
"A federal loan guarantee means that the U.S. government—ultimately taxpayers—would agree to pay back NWIW's creditors if NWIW can't repay the loan that it took out to finance the construction of the refinery" -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer
"People in Portland fight to defend what we love from dirty fossil fuel projects like oil train terminals...”
-Dan Serres, Conservation Director
“Because of today’s victory, EPA will finally write a comprehensive plan to deal with dams’ impact on water temperature and salmon survival” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper
- Competing Visions for the Future of Hanford (2018)
- "Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015" (2017)
- “Methanol Refining and Export on the Columbia: What You Need to Know” (2016)
- "Crude-by-rail in Oregon: 2012–2016" (2016)
- Hanford Environmental Report (2015)
- Hanford & the River (2013)
Recent Press Releases:
- Sixteen Environmental, Public-Health Organizations Oppose Greenwashing of Fracked Gas-To-Methanol Refinery, December 28, 2018
- Appeals Board Overturns Controversial Plans to Expand Columbia River Port, December 28, 2018
- Kalama Methanol Hearing Draws Strong Opposition to Fracked Gas, December 13, 2018
- Port Approves Global Partners Lease Change, December 12, 2018
- Columbia Riverkeeper Files Lawsuit to End Oil Pollution from Wells Dam, December 11, 2018
- Oregon Groups Call For Moratorium on Mega-Dairies, December 10, 2018
- Methanol Company Downplays Climate Impact of Refinery, November 13, 2018
- Thousands Urge Federal Government to Drop Proposal to Reclassify High-Level Nuclear Waste at Hanford, November 7, 2018
- Appeals Board Weighs Challenge to Controversial Plans to Expand Columbia River Port, November 1, 2018
- Judge Orders EPA to Protect Columbia Basin Salmon, October 17, 2018
- Landowners Threatened with Eminent Domain Call on Governor Inslee & Port Of Kalama to Reject Proposed Petrochemical Refinery and Pipeline, September 20, 2018
- Columbia Riverkeeper Provides Notice of Lawsuit Over Oil Pollution from Five Public Utility District-Dams on Columbia River, September 19, 2018
- Columbia Riverkeeper sues Department of Energy for withholding information about financial aid for a proposed petrochemical plant, August 22, 2018
- Oregon Agrees to Improve Water Pollution Permit Affecting Hundreds of Industrial Sites, Ending Lawsuit with Environmental Groups, August 20, 2018
- Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments Upheld, July 31, 2018
- New Report: U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Vision For Hanford Puts People, Columbia River at Risk, July 17, 2018
- Groups Applaud Decision to Revoke Lost Valley Permit, June 27, 2018
- Over 1,100 Oregonians Urge DEQ to Reject Pollution Increase at Carty Gas Plant, May 1, 2018
- Army Corps Reports Columbia River Dam May Have Spilled 474 Gallons of Oil, March 29, 2018
- Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Important Farmland, Salmon Habitat near Controversial Columbia River Port, March 14, 2018
- Port of Vancouver Votes to Cancel Oil Terminal Lease, January 9, 2018
- EFSEC Issues Final Reports Unanimously Rejecting Oil Terminal, December 20, 2017
- State Board Rules that Port Of Kalama Violated Washington Law by Failing to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Impacts, September 18, 2017
- Record Breaking 169,000 Comments Raise Concerns About Water Quality Impacts of Longview Coal Export Terminal, August 27, 2017
- Final Tesoro Savage Public Comment Hearing Draws Strong Opposition to Oil Train Terminal, August 22, 2017
- City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River, August 8, 2017
- Dramatic expansion of fracked gas-powered electricity shot down by Oregon regulators, August 8, 2017
- Citizen Groups Vow to Keep Pushing for Fossil Fuel Policy in Portland Despite LUBA Decision, July 19, 2017
- Permits Fail to Address Threats to Climate, Safety, Public Health and Could Consume more Fracked Natural Gas than all the Gas-Fired Power Plants in Washington State, June 29, 2017
- HB 2131 Marred by Secrecy Provisions and Lack of Enforcement, June 28, 2017
- Oral Arguments Today As Oil Industry Attempts to Overturn Portland’s Fossil Fuel Policy, June 15, 2017
River Currents – Print Newsletter:
- Issue 3 2018
- Issue 2 2018
- Issue 1 2018
- Issue 3 2017
- Issue 2 2017
- Issue 1 2017
- Issue 3 2016
- Issue 2 2016
- Issue 1 2016
Monthly Online Newsletter:
What's the latest on the Columbia River?
Riverkeeper’s print newsletter and monthly e-newsletter provide the latest information on our work to protect and restore the Columbia.
Riverkeeper in the news:
- Nuclear cleanup tests Rick Perry, as administration presses for budget cuts, Houston Chronicle, December 28, 2018.
- Think Out Loud Debates Methanol Plant, OPB News, December 12, 2018.
- Taxpayers May Soon Be on the Hook for a $2 Billion Fracked Gas Refinery, Pacific Standard Magazine, November 7, 2018.
- Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temps in Columbia River basin, Seattle Times, October 17, 2018.
- EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules, OPB News, October 17, 2018.
- Judge says cool the rivers. Group says remove the dams, Tri-City Herald, October 16, 2018.
- Salmon Fishing in the U.S., New Threats to Age-Old Native Life, Place, October 16, 2018.
- Army Corps revives review of Longview coal-export project, The Columbian, October 16, 2018.
- Kalama Methanol Refinery on the Public Dole, KBOO Radio, October 15, 2018.
- Fueling a movement: Don Steinke gathers 2,444 signatures for I-1631, The Columbian, October 8, 2018.
- On the road to zero carbon, Portland pinches off fossil fuels, Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 4, 2018.
- Trump Officials Just Killed A Safety Rule For Trains Carrying Oil, BuzzFeed, September 24, 2018.
- Activist groups say give us our dammed Snake River back, Tri-City Herald, August 24, 2018.
- How We Fight to Protect the Columbia River From Fossil Fuel Pollution–and Win, EcoWatch, August 24, 2018.
- Port to consider $1.1 billion renewable diesel plant in Clatskanie, The Daily News, August 24, 2018.
- Riverkeeper sues feds over Kalama methanol plant application, The Daily News, August 24, 2018.
- A Dispute Is Brewing Over Mercury Air Pollution Along The Columbia River, OPB, August 24, 2018.
- Kalama refinery project elicits lawsuit from Columbia Riverkeeper, DJC, August 23, 2018.
- Settlement could bring hard stormwater pollution limits for Oregon businesses, Portland Business Journal, August 20, 2018.
- Oregon Settles Lawsuit Over Stormwater Pollution, OPB, August 20, 2018.
- Pollution settlement may fix system that increased toxic waterways, advocates say, Oregonian, August 20, 2018.
- Oregon settles suit with environmentalists over stormwater pollution, AP News, August 21, 2018.
- Letters: Better for it, The Longview Daily News, August 21, 2018.
- Riverkeeper wants to tell you about Hanford proposal, The Columbian, August 17, 2018.
- Letters: Riverkeeper, The Longview Daily News, August 16, 2018.
- Letters: Good Stewards, The Longview Daily News, August 10, 2018.
- Letter: Understanding Riverkeeper's work, The Longview Daily News, August 7, 2018.
- Temperatures predicted to top 100 degrees, Hood River News, August 7, 2018.
- Letters: The value of our wilderness, The Longview Daily News, August 1, 2018.
- Letters: The Blame Game, The Longview Daily News, August 1, 2018.
- Court Decision Means Portland Can Sharply Restrict Fossil Fuel Terminal Expansion, OPB, August 1, 2018.
- Portland’s efforts to crack down on fossil fuels just won big, ThinkProgress, August 1, 2018.
- Letters: Let’s lead the way, The Longview Daily News, July 30, 2018.
- When it comes to Hanford's toxic pollution, a fence just isn't enough..., Tri-City Herald, July 17, 2018.
- Riverkeeper: Stronger than ever?, The Daily News, July 15, 2018.
- Oregon revokes permit for mega-dairy Lost Valley Farm, Portland Business Journal, June 28, 2018.
- Montana attorney general blasts Inslee over Millennium project in NYT editorial, The Daily News, June 22, 2018.
- Students learn at Nichols Natural Area, Hood River News, June 13, 2018
- A Year's Worth of Controversy Hasn't Put this Oregon Dairy Under...Yet, OPB News, May 31, 2018.
- The 60-Year Downfall of Nuclear Power in the U.S. Has Left a Huge Mess, The Atlantic, May 28, 2018.
- Oregon officials say they plan to stop mega-dairy violations—again, Oregonian, May 17, 2018.
- DEQ wading through comments about Carty plant, East Oregonian, May 14, 2018
- Army Corps of Engineers say 474 gallons of oil could have spilled into Columbia River, The Oregonian, March 29, 2018.
- Vancouver port, groups reach agreement in open meetings suit, The Columbian, March 20, 2018.
- Riverkeeper hosts volunteer training, Hood River News, March 18, 2018.
- Groups prepare appeal of farmland rezone, South County Spotlight News, March 16, 2018.
- Proposed $2B energy storage project on Columbia inches forward, Portland Business Journal, March 9, 2018.
- Environmental groups call for new review of Kalama methanol plant, The Longview Daily News, March 8, 2018.
- Vancouver Energy ends bid to build nation's biggest oil-train terminal along Columbia River, Seattle Times, Feb. 28, 2018.
- New Permit Would Allow More Pollution From Boardman Plant, AP News, Feb. 22, 2018.