Send in Your Comments on the Proposed Fossil Fuel Policy Code

Fossil Fuel Policy Code

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Tell the City of Portland we want...

  1. A full ban on new bulk fossil fuel terminals
  2. Limitations on expansions at existing facilities
  3. Provisions that require existing fossil fuel terminals make upgrades for seismic resilience to protect the health and safety of neighboring communities and the Willamette River

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It’s Time to Rescue Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ban!

New proposed code language backslides on City’s historic vote

In November 2015, the City of Portland passed a historic resolution to “actively oppose expansion of infrastructure whose primary purpose is transporting or storing fossil fuels in or through Portland or adjacent waterways.” At the time, dozens of media outlets heralded the resolution as “historic,” and Portland was applauded as a bold climate leader.

Eight months later, City staff have offered an initial discussion draft of proposed code changes that would translate the City’s sweeping resolution into binding land use rules. Unfortunately, the draft falls far short of ensuring the impact intended by the November resolution.

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