Portland Passes Landmark Fossil Fuel Resolution

On Nov. 12, 2015, the City of Portland passed a strong resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. This landmark resolution will direct city staff to develop rules that lead Portland away from new fossil fuel projects like coal, oil, and propane terminals, and toward a clean energy future. Thank Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Council by sharing: What is your one reason for supporting the Portland Fossil Fuel Resolution?

Statement on Portland’s Fossil Fuel Resolution by Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper:

“It’s the teeth that matter. The City of Portland took a stand today against dirty fossil fuels. It passed a resolution—with teeth—against new fossil fuel transportation and storage infrastructure in Portland and on our iconic rivers. Portland’s resolution will make an on-the-ground difference. The City Council directs staff to propose changes to the City’s code that will protect Portlanders from dirty fossil fuels. City rules about land use, public health, safety, building, electrical, nuisance, and fire can all be updated to prevent fossil fuel exports. In other words, the City Council said: do something! Write laws that matter!”

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Photo by Jim Nix of Nomadic Pursuits.