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
By Janet Weil and Lynn Spitaleri Handlin August 13: #DefundLine3! Stop the Money Pipeline! XRPDX rebels took to the streets to challenge the banks that are irresponsibly funding fossil fuel infrastructure projects, including the Bank … 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
On Wednesday, August 4th, the Portland City Council and Multnomah County Commissioner held a joint virtual meeting where organizations and individuals had the opportunity to comment on their earthshaking Seismic Risk Analysis, a report they … Read more
By Diana Meisenhelter and Janet Weil Triple-digit heat domes and early wildfires underline the critical importance of the City of Portland needing to show some courage: stand up to Zenith and denying a land use … Read more
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.
Portland, Oregon, over the past year, has experienced the Climate Emergency in dramatic and tragic way, including heat dome deaths and unprecedented fire seasons. The City is at risk of continued catastrophes from expanded fossil fuel infrastructures and uncontrolled greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rise.
In case you missed it, this week the Portland Mercury published an outstanding article titled “Industrial Hub in Northwest Portland Will Cause Catastrophic Oil Spill During Earthquake, Report Finds” analyzing the results of a report … Read more
Those words are the title of an opinion piece by Ian Leahy and Yaryna Serkez published in the NY Times on July 4th, 2021. They lay out the impact of long-term, systemic inequity in access … Read more
NBC News: “Portland, Oregon soared to 116 degrees – hotter than Dallas, Miami and L.A. have ever been” The Guardian: “The hot weather had berry farmers scrambling to pick crops before they rot on the … Read more