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OPB "Think Out Loud" features debate about the world's largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA.
Today the Port of St. Helens unanimously approved a proposal by Global Partners to remove the API limit at their Port Westward oil/ethanol facility, which opens the door for heavier oils like tar sands.
“Oil pollution from dams must stop,” states Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director for Columbia Riverkeeper. “People rely on clean water and healthy salmon runs. It’s past time for the Douglas County PUD to protect clean water in the Columbia River.”
Today, a dozen Oregon and national organizations, representing family farm, environmental, animal welfare, and public health interests, are calling on Oregon legislators and leaders to stop any further expansion of new or existing mega-dairies in Oregon until the state can protect people, animals
Act now: Urge the Port Commissioners to reject Global’s request!
Port of Columbia County commissioners discussed a lease amendment for Global Partners at Port Westward, vote delayed.
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.
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
Portland Measure 26-201 Portland Clean Energy Initiative: Passes. City of Portland, Imposes surcharge on certain retailers; funds clean energy, job training.