Category: Oil

Days and Nights of Mass Resistance to Arctic Plunder

Portland, OR– July 30, 2015–  The Fennica, Shell Oil’s damaged ice-breaker, began to move at 5:45 a.m.  from the dock where it was being repaired for a damaged hull and was successfully turned back by a blockade of Greenpeace activists hanging

Portland Rising Tide Activist Locks Down In Blockade of Shell Icebreaker to Halt Arctic Drilling

PORTLAND, OR—A Portland Rising Tide activist today blockaded a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker, the MSV Fennica, from departing Portland after receiving repairs. The Fennica is part of Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet. Without key safety equipment carried by the vessel, Shell

Kayaktivists, Greenpeace Activists Blockade Shell’s Damaged Arctic Icebreaker in Standoff

For live interviews in Portland, around the clock, contact: Daphne Wysham, Center for Sustainable Economy: 202-510-3541 or 503-657-7336; Ken Ward, Lobster Boat Blockade, 503-504-3534; or Maya Jarrad, 350PDX: 802-598-2402; Nick Caleb, Our Children’s Trust, 541-891-676; Meredith Cocks, Portland Rising Tide,

sHellNOPDX Vigil at Cathedral Park Today (7/30)!

sHellNo Flotalla in front of MSV Fennica dry dock location on the Willamette near Portland, OR

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Have you heard the news? We’re making waves! Thanks again to all of you who signed our successful petition in opposition to Pembina’s proposed propane terminal: It’s all about taking on the fossil fuel industry here

Protesters To Greet Shell’s Damaged Arctic Ice Breaker in Portland, OR

[ This floating protest will launch at 3 PM, Saturday, June 25 from the Swan Island Boat ramp, at the end of N Basin Ave.] For interviews, contact Daphne Wysham: 202-510-3541 (cell), “Kayaktivists” and other protesters opposed to Shell

PDX Vs. Shell!

Join 350PDX, Rising Tide and the Climate Action Coalition To Oppose Arctic Oil Drilling!  The MSV Fennica–an icebreaker chartered by Shell– sustained damage on its voyage north and is scheduled for repairs at Vigor Industrial Shipyard in North Portland. The

Mapping the Portlandia Fossil Fuel Corridor

It seems like just about every week Portland is receiving some sort of new award or recognition for sustainability. We certainly built up a legacy of ecological awareness early-on. Tom McCall, our republican governor in the 60’s and 70’s, advocated

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60 Community Members Block Rails, Commemorate Lac-Megantic Derailment, Protest Oil Trains

Faith, environmental and community members blocked the tracks into an oil transfer and storage facility in NW Portland for an hour Monday morning.  Portland’s Climate Action Coalition sponsored the blockade at Arc Logistics for a memorial service on the two-year

Union Member Risks Arrest at Arc Logistics, Opposes TPP and Fossil Fuel Exports

Tim Norgren lock to barrel, supporters nearby with banners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/7/15 Union Member Risks Arrest at Arc Logistics, Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fossil Fuel Exports Portland, OR. Tim Norgren of Stevenson, WA and Laborers International Union of North America member is locked to a barrel at Arc

CTUIR Supports OR DEQ Budget Citing Increased Danger of Spills


What follows is the March 25, 2015 testimony of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation at a public hearing on HB 5018 in front the Joint SubCommittee on Natural Resources in Salem. HB 5018 will specify the budget for the DEQ