Category: Oil

Fossil Fuel Resistance Action — June 18th

Why: On Friday, June 3rd, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken  crude derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated, oil spilled into

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

Oil Trains Rapid Response Meeting — June 6, 2016

On Friday, June 3rd, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken shale derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated, oil spilled into the

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

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

Break Free – May 13th -15th, Anacortes, WA

Portland Rising Tide is mobilizing for Break Free, three days of actions at the Shell & Tesoro refineries in Anacortes, Washington.  Break Free will commence a global wave of mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects. We aim

Tim DeChristopher– Wielding the Power of Vulnerability, April 7

2016 Sewell Lecture Presents:  Tim DeChristopher as Bidder 70 disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008 by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. His actions

RESIST: Unist’ot’en Film Screening and Fundraiser

Join Portland Rising Tide Tuesday, December 15th to support land defenders working at the front lines of the climate movement. We are hosting a film screening and discussion about the threats facing the Unist’ot’en in Northern British Columbia, and to

Portland City Council Passes Fossil Fuel Resolution!

  Portland Passes the Nation’s Strongest Binding Fossil Fuel Policy and Resolution Against Oil Trains!  On Nov. 12, 2015, the City of Portland took the national lead on climate policy by passing a strong resolution to oppose the expansion of

Lummi Totem Pole Journey Arrives in Portland August 25th

Posted by Sierra Club Oregon Chapter: Please join us in supporting the 2015 totem pole journey, led by Master Carver Jewell James of the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers. Each year for the past two years, tribal members have carved