Category: Recent Events

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

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

How To Let Go & Love the Things the Climate Can’t Change

The Let Go and Love Tour resumes in Portland at Cinema 21. 7pm Show!  Q and A with Josh Fox, Tim DeChristopher, and live music with Gabriel Mayers! When: May 17-19, 7 PM Where: Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209  

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

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,

Community Town Hall on Climate Crisis

Cracked earth with grass , metaphoric for climate change and global warming.

Volunteers in Oregon Senate District 23 (House Districts 45 and 46) have organized a Community Town Hall to discuss the climate crisis and proposed legislation around it. Six organizations, including Portland Rising Tide and Bark, have been invited to participate

Road through Paris – Portland March for Climate Justice

December 12th, the day after the UN Paris Climate Talks end, people all across the world are taking to the streets to make sure the people, not the politicians, have the last word. Regardless of what gets decided in Paris,