December 2017: Zenith moves into the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub in Portland, transporting crude oil, about 12 tank cars per day, under an expired air quality permit. Late 2018: Zenith is unloading up to 44 … Read more
On October 30, dozens of activists gathered on the Tilikum Bridge to inform the public, with flyers, banner, signs and the World on Fire Truck, about the climate emergency. The very scary Methane Monster was … Read more
Leading up to Earth Day 2019, Extinction Rebellion PDX and other climate activists started the fight against tar sands exports from Portland—with 18 of us getting arrested on Zenith’s oil tanker train tracks. After years … Read more
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s public hearing about Zenith Energy took place on Zoom on August 10th. (Strangely, it was not recorded.) The majority of the meeting was about the water quality permit … Read more
Zenith Energy ships some of the dirtiest oil on the planet by rail through Portland — mainly through low income neighborhoods — and loads that oil onto tanker ships at a facility built on an … Read more
An incredible action. When we headed back to the blockade site this morning, there were still 4 people locked to the boat blocking the road into the site. A few people across the road stayed overnight to provide some support. Activists with a lot of direct action experience and skills, and those with little or none, all worked together beautifully.