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The PBS Documentary Command and Control illustrated the risks of maintaining nuclear arsenals. We need your help to stop a whole new nuclear arms race.
We are heartened to see Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney take up the critical public safety issue of dangerous oil trains in Oregon.
On January 10th, Union Pacific, just months after it caused an oil train derailment and fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Mosier, filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to exempt itself from laws that protect this federally designated National Scenic Area and its communities.
We ring in the new year with a major victory for the public, with the Northwest once again holding the line against dirty fossil fuels.
The Portland City Council, by a unanimous 5-0 vote, set a historic national precedent on December 14th by halting the expansion of existing fossil fuel infrastructure and prohibiting new fossil fuel terminals within the city.
Oregon PSR and other environmental and public health groups oppose a proposal for Marion County to burn Portland garbage in local incinerators.
Last year the city passed a resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The next step was to develop draft rules that are legally enforceable. This has been done, and Council members voted 3-0 to pass the resulting amendments.
It’s been more than six months since an oil train derailed and caught fire along the Columbia River in Oregon. Dozens of city, county and tribal lawmakers have called on state and federal lawmakers to do more to keep people living along nearby train tracks safe.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales oppose oil trains through Oregon and a proposed terminal in Vancouver that would increase oil train traffic in the region.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped ensure the passage of Portland's historic City Council Resolution on fossil fuels in November 2015 and who attended the September 13th hearing on Fossil Fuel Amendments that can help bring our model resolution to fruition.
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.