Category: News

Union Pacific Apologizes for “Inconvenience” as Oil Drips Onto Tracks and Trains Resume after Explosion

Mayor Arlene Burns reports that Union Pacific (UP) has resumed sending trains through Mosier while oil from derailed tankers continues to drip onto the tracks. Mosier’s aquifer– its entire water supply— was completely depleted as fire crews risked their lives

Community Derailment Response Continues in Hood River, June 4

Emergency response crews continue tonight to monitor the smoldering wreckage of a Bakken oil train which derailed and ignited today in Mosier, Oregon. Following the blast, the Stand Up To Oil campaign called for denial of all oil train project proposals and

Women of Color Speak Out: Climate Change and Systems of Oppression

Sarra Tekola, Afrin Sopariwala, Yin Yu, and Zarna Joshi.

Women of Color Speak Out on “Climate Change and Systems of Oppression”. We connect capitalism, colonialism, racism and the prison industrial complex to climate change. We will discuss subjects of war, corporations, banks, slavery, private prisons, poverty, and white supremacy. 

Longview Coal Hearings: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period Closes June 13th

Public hearings were held on the draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, Spokane, and Pasco in May and early June. The comment period closes on Monday, June 13th.  Please send in your comment to help block the Largest Coal

Breakfree Oil Refinery Blockade in Anacortes, WA, May 13 -15 — We’ll Be Back!

May 15, 2016 — An estimated 1,500 activists from across the Northwest gathered at the site of two oil refineries in Washington state demanding action to combat climate change. The two-day blockade of the railroad tracks leading to the Shell and Tesaro refineries in Anacortes began

Oregon LNG withdraws Warrenton project

Columbia Riverkeeper– April 14, 2016 LNG flew the surrender flag on April 15, 2016, dropping plans to build an Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal on the lower Columbia River. Oregon LNG could not overcome intense local opposition, which sustained

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal DENIED!

In a rather shocking move, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export facility and accompanying Pacific Connector Pipeline.  Quote FERC: 42. Because the record does not support a finding that the

Celilo Falls Commemoration, March 2016

An open invitation to anyone who would like to share memories, stories, reflections on what Celilo means– an invitation anyone who knows what happened in just a few hours on that day.  White people descended from the colonial immigrants. First

Support the Berrypickers Union! – March 18th & 19th

Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice) is an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, WA comprised of over 300 farmworker families. For the last three years they have been fighting at Sakuma Bros berry farm with strikes,

Public Hearing On Tesoro-Savage Oil Terminal

Here is another chance to say no to 360,000 barrels of oil rolling down through the Columbia Gorge in 4 unit trains per day. It seems crazy anymore to have to  explain why this is a bad idea.   ========================