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Tell Wyden – No Fossil Fuel Subsidies

On Sept 13 the House Ways and Means Committee released an outline of proposed revenue-raising legislation for the Build Back Better Act. The draft text contains various tax reforms to fund President Joe Biden’s priorities and would end key international tax breaks for fossil fuel companies. But it fails to eliminate domestic fossil fuel subsidies. This is a […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Community and care – Sept 9 2021

Hi everyone, Community and care is just as important to a movement as action and protest. In a warming and increasingly unstable world we need to be able to stick together and stay true to our values, so that we can keep fighting for a life-sustaining world, but also adapt in the most compassionate ways when […]

350PDX August Team & Campaign Update

Happy August! Here’s this month’s team & campaign update newsletter. We hope you’re on a high from yesterday’s Zenith Energy permit denial. It’s massive news and is testament to the years of incredible work of our Fossil Fuel Resistance team, our volunteers, our staff (especially Dineen!) and our coalition partners. 350PDX August General Meeting Join for our […]

WE DID IT! City of Portland denies permit for Zenith Energy!

Today, after over three years of dedicated grassroots organizing, the City of Portland has listened to thousands of us and denied the land use permit for Zenith Energy’s crude oil facility. WE DID IT! In an unambiguous statement this morning, the City declared that Zenith’s oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility is inconsistent with the City’s land use rules, and […]

350PDX Weekly Update – What next? – July 9 2021

Hi everyone, In the Pacific Northwest we just witnessed the “world’s most extreme heatwave in modern history.” Climate scientists are reporting that “never in the century-plus history of world weather observation have so many all-time heat records fallen by such a large margin.” Hundreds across the region died, including 107 in Oregon, 67 of those in Multnomah County alone, and it supercharged an already […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Heatwave – June 23 2021

Hi everyone, It’s hot. Really hot. The forecast for Portland this weekend says 111 degrees, which would be the 4 degrees higher than the hottest temperature ever recorded in Portland. The weather is warming and wildfire season is lengthening, there are already four active wildfires burning across the state. Experts are expecting this year’s fire season to […]

350PDX June Team & Campaign Update

Happy June! Here’s this month’s team & campaign update newsletter!  Last month we hosted our Spring Fundraiser on a Just Recovery, a bold vision that creates a fossil-free Oregon that serves us all. We did not quite reach our goal – will you help us raise an additional $1,000? You can still make a $10, $25, or $50 […]