Pack the City Council Meeting to Oppose Propane Export — 12/17, 9:30a

At 9:30 AM on December 17th, a representative of the Climate Action Coalition testify in opposition to the proposed propane export terminal at the Port of Portland  during the brief public testimony period at City Hall in front of the Portland City Council.  (Please note that this issue is not on the Council agenda and will not be discussed by the Council at this meeting).  We need a full room of supporters to amplify her voice!   Please RSVP to info@portlandrisingtide.org so we know you’ll be there. Include ‘Propane” in the subject line! Thanks!

Portland was recently awarded the title of Climate Action Champions. Despite this, Portland is on the verge of rolling back its environmental code along the Columbia River to allow a fossil fuel terminal to ship dangerous liquefied propane. Does this sound like a city wins presidential climate awards? Our city currently has a law that prohibits the transport of hazardous materials, like liquid propane gas (LPG) via pipeline through conservation zones like the sensitive riparian areas along the shores of the Columbia. This law has existed since 1989. Why change it now? A Canadian fossil fuel extraction and export company wants to ship dangerous liquefied propane from Terminal 6. Mayor Hales has already rolled out the red carpet for LPG, declaring “This is great news” in a public statement on the proposal. Fewer environmental protections and more carbon pollution; doesn’t sound like news.

Step One for Pembina is securing an environmental code amendment from the Portland City Council. This code amendment is being drafted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability right now (early December 2014)!  We need to pack the room opposing fossil fuel exports!

 

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