Our latest action alerts, blog posts, and media highlights
We at Columbia Riverkeeper share the grief and anger over the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others who have lost their lives to violence fueled by racism.
Conservation Director Dan Serres spoke with Emilia Ponti, a resident of Columbia County who founded Mothers for a Safe Columbia County to help draw attention to the dangers oil trains could bring to her community.
Another Big Step Forward for Salmon and Clean Water
If you see tarballs or any other pollution report to Columbia Riverkeeper (541-387-3030) and the Oregon Emergency Response System at (1-800-452-0311).
We know that removing these four dams is the centerpiece of any serious effort to prevent the extinction of Snake River salmon and Southern Resident orcas.
Columbia Riverkeeper's Water Quality Director, Lorri Epstein, discusses questions around water quality and COVID-19, including risks to the river, and pathways for exposure.
“We applaud Gov. Inslee and the Washington Dept. of Ecology for standing strong to protect salmon, and the orcas that depend on salmon, from lethally hot water and oil pollution caused by the federal dams." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper.
Over 15 terrifying oil train derailments, fires, and spills have taught us a clear-cut lesson: Oil trains are unsafe.
May 5, 2020, the world is joining together for a day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19 for #GivingTuesdayNow.
Columbia Riverkeeper's Staff Attorney Erin Saylor the latest on oil trains in the Pacific NW.