Entries by Chris Palmer

A 350er Goes Canvassing!

On Sunday I spent some time canvassing for PCEI – The Portland Clean Energy Initiative. Confession–I did it because Anissa, who is staffing this for 350PDX, nagged me and all the other Board members until we said yes. But I’m telling you about it because I enjoyed it SO much that I want to give you the […]

Lewis & Clark’s Student-Driven Divestment Campaign a Success

In February 2018, Lewis & Clark College’s Board of Trustees voted to divest from fossil fuels (The Source). Lewis & Clark students, guided by the environmental club, Students Engaged in Eco Defense (SEED), had been pressuring the college to divest since 2012, but ultimately the success was a result of multiple factors lining up simultaneously. […]

Portland Clean Energy Initiative September Update

“The Portland Clean Energy Initiative is the most important ballot measure in the country right now.” – Van Jones. Don’t take it from us, take it from national green energy leader, activist, and author Van Jones, who spoke at an event in Portland last week in front of hundreds of people and couldn’t stop raving […]

Update: Capping Carbon Campaign

Please join us for a Interim-Lobby Day, September 25th, 9am in Salem, at Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301, (car-pools to be arranged). You will be able to meet with your Legislators as scheduled between 10 and 12. Then join us for the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction meeting in the Capitol from 1 […]

Week in the Life of 350PDX

On a sunny Monday evening in August, I was standing in a large conference room at Central Lutheran Church.  Volunteers were busily painting, hammering and assembling signs for the September 8th Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally.  I was speaking with a founding member of 350PDX’s Arts and Events Team, Barbara Ford.  She said, […]

Press Release: Record Number of Comments Submitted In Opposition to Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline

More than 42,000 comments were submitted to Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), overwhelmingly in opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. This unprecedented number of comments ask the agency to deny the Clean Water Act permit required for the project. In the last month, thousands of comments […]