Fossil Fuel Export Forum – July 23rd, 2013

We’ve heard a lot about coal trains to proposed export terminals. What we haven’t heard as much about are dozen or so oil and gas export facilities also proposed for the NW. In Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska there are almost 20 proposed coal, oil and gas export terminals or terminal expansions. The combined carbon impact of these terminals is three times that of Keystone XL.

On July 23rd,  we explored the wider regional effort to turn the NW into a vast fossil fuel corridor. We had a report back from a visit by Portland Rising Tide to oil, coal and gas extraction areas in North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. We also talked about local organizing against coal, oil and gas terminals and infrastructure, including the up to 360,000 barrel/day oil export terminal proposed in Vancouver, WA.

Slides from the presentation will be posted soon. In the meantime, more information is available here and in the Campaigns drop-down menu at the top of this page.

Huge thanks to the Leaven Community Center for hosting this well-attended event and for their warm and enthusiastic support!