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A coalition of labor, business and oil industry groups is appealing Portland’s ban on new bulk fossil-fuel terminals, and a coalition of conservation and other activist groups, including Oregon PSR, has stepped up in the city’s defense.
Oregon PSR, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Columbia Riverkeeper filed a motion today to intervene in opposition to Union Pacific’s recent lawsuit in federal court seeking to exempt itself from the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.
We are heartened to see Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney take up the critical public safety issue of dangerous oil trains in Oregon.
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.