Our latest action alerts, blog posts, and media highlights
The U.S. Department of Energy announced plans in October to re-interpret the term “high-level radioactive waste.” Join us in objecting to Energy’s alarming proposal, which would cut costs by putting the Columbia River at risk from radioactive pollution at Hanford.
“There is no way to make the world’s largest methanol refinery look pretty. The project is dangerous, harmful to our health, and locks in decades of fossil fuel use,” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper.
Portland Measure 26-201 Portland Clean Energy Initiative: Passes. City of Portland, Imposes surcharge on certain retailers; funds clean energy, job training.
Thousands Urge Federal Government to Drop Proposal to Reclassify High-Level Nuclear Waste at Hanford
"The Trump administration’s proposal makes Hanford a high-level waste dump in all but name.” -Dan Serres, Conservation Director
Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals reviews proposal to open high-value farmland in Columbia County to Industrial Development, written ruling scheduled for November 29, 2018.
“Because of today’s victory, EPA will finally write a comprehensive plan to deal with dams’ impacts on water temperature and salmon survival,” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper.
Have you been successful in the stock market? If so, consider protecting clean water in a unique way. If you own appreciated stock, consider donating the stock instead of cash. Read more to learn about tax benefits of donating appreciated stock.
Invite: Hanford Meetings: 10/16 in Portland; 11/1 in Hood River
Hear the stories why your fellow members contribute their time, resources, and creativity to the Columbia River.
Khanh Pham, manager of Immigrant Organizing with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), shares her thoughts on a historic opportunity for Portland to take a stand on climate change and inequality.