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
Portland’s mainstream news outlets have been all but silent on Zenith Energy and their proposed facility expansion. The last time KOIN TV covered it was back in September 2019! This is despite the fact that … Read more
Do you walk to the bus? To the store? Do you take afternoon walks with friends? Make it count! We need help hanging door hangers in the blast zones in North, NE and NW Portland; … Read more
On Monday, June 21st, Extinction Rebellion PDX joined a coalition of more than 15 local environmental organizations to deliver another 2000 signatures to City Council asking them to deny the Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) … Read more
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 … Read more
The oil is invisible, but the stench is perceptible – a taint in the air as I get out of my Prius to take photos of Zenith Energy’s facility on Front Street. Here’s what we … Read more