Columbia Riverkeeper is regularly featured in national and regional media, because we work on important climate and clean water issues.

For Media Requests, contact Liz Terhaar, Communications Director: (503.784.5324),

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“No Methanol Land and Water Action Community Camp-Out” May 18, 2019, photo by Dan Serres.
March Enews

Together, Fossil Fuel Industry Not Giving Up, Dam Study, 20 Years of Columbia Riverkeeper & more

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River Currents Newsletter Issue 1 2020

In this Issue: It’s time to celebrate 20 years of amazing victories for clean water. Each of you makes Columbia Riverkeeper a force for good in these challenging times.

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In the News

Columbia Riverkeeper is regularly featured in media discussing our work on important climate and clean water issues. 

Washington Petrochemical Plant Subsidies Would Violate Federal ‘Double Dipping’ Rules Say Environmental Groups

A plan to build a natural gas–fueled petrochemical plant in Kalama, Washington, ran into a new legal hurdle last week, as a coalition of environmental groups raised new objections to its construction.


Recent press highlights:

Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
"How a dead whale gave new life to the debate over dams in the Pacific NW"

"It was the greatest salmon fishery in the world..."
-Brett VandenHeuvel

AP News methanol article
The New York Times
"Lawsuit Aims to Kill Stalled $2B Methanol Refinery Project"

"A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world’s biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state."

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Seattle Times
"Add Columbia River’s polluted Bradford Island to Superfund"

"That must not be the last feckless word on this historic neglect."


Columbia Riverkeeper's work on important climate and clean water issues is regularly featured in the news.

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