Columbia Riverkeeper and our partners are calling on the City of Portland to deny Zenith’s expansion efforts.
Take Action: Sign a petition below to urge the City of Portland to deny Zenith’s request to build new pipes under NW Front Ave.
Dear Director Perez,
I strongly encourage you to deny Zenith’s request to build additional pipes under NW Front Ave. Additional pipes dedicated to biofuels will allow Zenith to use its existing pipes solely for its heavy crude operation. The result: an increase in the number of oil trains coming into the City contrary to City Resolution No. 37164. Furthermore, Zenith’s plan to transport MDI through its facility is a recipe for disaster. Portland is overdue for a major earthquake and Zenith’s facility is located in a part of the city that is likely to suffer catastrophic effects from such an event. The health and safety of countless people depend on you denying Zenith’s request.
If approved, Zenith could expand its fossil fuel operations contrary to binding City policy.