Portland’s Zenith Syndrome: The Gaping Hole in the “Thin Green Line”

Two women holding banner that says "Zenith Energy Not Land Use Compatible

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.

No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Portland!

We in XRPDX and our allies have fought for years against expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Finally, after years of appeals and delay by the Western States Petroleum Association, Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Business and … Read more

The Day Scientists Got Arrested

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?

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.