It’s time for the final push on Zenith!

To stop Zenith Energy’s risk of harms to our health, safety and climate, the City Council needs to hear from thousands of us. Calling is our most effective and immediate way to stop Zenith Energy from gaining approval of the Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) from the City of Portland. Without the LUCS, Zenith can’t obtain an air quality permit from DEQ.

The Numbers:

  • Commissioner Dan Ryan: 503-823-3589 (Note: Ryan oversees the Bureau of Development Services)
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler: 503-823-4120
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio: 503-823-3008
  • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty: 503-823-4151
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps: 503-823-4682

Call anytime 24/7. Most likely, you won’t speak to a human. Messages go directly to a recording to be tallied. (You may find that Dan Ryan’s voicemail box is full. That feels like it might violate the First Amendment, but if it happens to you, you can call the next person down the list instead and tell them Dan Ryan needs to clear out his dang voicemail.)

Suggested message:

“Hello. This is my message to Mayor Wheeler [or Commissioner _________ ].

My name is _________.

I vote […or I will when I’m old enough].

Please say ‘No’ to Zenith Oil and deny the LUCS. Thank you.”

If you want to quickly send a more detailed letter as well, go to

We also need help hanging door hangers in the blast zones in North, NE and NW Portland asking folks in those neighborhoods to call, so if you are able to spare a couple of hours, text 503-349-1460 to make arrangements.

Thanks to all who have called and/or hung door hanger notices!


Correction Corner!

Nothing to See at Zenith: A Photo Essay