Relying only on a promise that FIVE years from now, and more than 7 years on from Portland’s Climate Emergency Declaration, Zenith would be transporting 100% renewable fuels, the Bureau of Development Services agreed that continuing to transship fuels from dangerous oil trains running through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland neighborhoods is actually a “compatible” use of the land between the Willamette River and Forest Park.
Five hundred and eighteen: the word count of Senator Merkley’s letter to Senator Schumer. The letter objects to what Merkley calls “proposed permitting reforms” on environmental justice grounds. Seven senators (Booker, Cardin, Duckworth, Markey, Sanders, … Read more
XRPDX is taking action! Who: XRPDX and AlliesWhat: Street Theater Protest and Letter DeliveryWhere: Senator Wyden’s Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, PortlandWhen: Friday, September 9, 1 pmWhy: To #StopTheDirtySideDeal Here is the pledge we are asking Oregon’s Senators to sign … Read more
So… Joe “Coal Baron” Manchin finally came around. After his slow-motion takedown of Biden’s Build Back Better effort, the senator from the plundered state of West Virginia bargained with Majority Leader Schumer to produce the … Read more
On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled on the case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency , 6 – 3, in favor of a lawsuit brought by fossil-fuel-producing states including coal-baron-controlled West Virginia that ensures that the … Read more
“…to the blasts of recorded “breaking news” about transforming the CEI Hub to a place of beauty, we showed first the “Doom” sides, then the “Bloom” sides. A visually powerful moment of transformation. As Patti called out details of Zenith’s ugly history of deception and expansion, we chanted our demand at each point on the timeline: “Why are they still here?!”
ing in ever greater detail the catastrophe we face, if we are not willing to do anything about it?” Indeed. As a non-scientist, I would urge everyone who IS a scientist, of whatever branch of science, to focus your trained mind on the question that follows from the previous one. Scientists’ communications methods have been unsuccessful in effecting the changes that your research shows the need for – why not try collective direct action?
As Hallowe’en approaches, we are waiting see whether Zenith Energy challenges the City of Portland’s denial of its Land Use Compatibility Statement and the DEQ’s decision to deny Zenith’s air quality permit. We haven’t forgotten (how could we?) the continuing threat … Read more