Our Response to Progress on the Climate Emergency Declaration

Last year, on June 30, 2020, after hearing extensive testimony from Portlanders including Tri Sanger of XRPDX, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a Climate Emergency Declaration (CED).

Over a year later, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has produced the first annual report and asked for responses to it from the public. XRPDX was ready to go on that! Here is our testimony after reading and “digesting” the contents of the Report.

News Roundup on #StopLine3 in Minnesota: Enbridge May Have Crossed the Wrong People

More than 30 legislators from Minnesota’s House of Representatives and Senate released a letter demanding the state halt the Line 3 project and order Enbridge to cease drilling until more data is available about what, exactly, is being released everywhere Enbridge goes and what happens to it once it’s loose.

It’s too early to know what will come of this but the fact that actual Powers That Be are mad might be a sign that things are finally happening.