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North Portlanders Change Views on Propane, Help Defeat Terminal

Doug Larsen with his wife Jane Terzis in Cathedral Park

Doug Larsen with his wife Jane Terzis in Cathedral Park

Doug graduated in a recession and wound up on top of a wrecking ball on the Alaskan coast. A crane lowered him into a hole 70 feet beneath the beach. Doug built infrastructure for big oil pipelines. “I graduated as an economist, but carpentry work was better because it wasn’t as depressing.” Doug now leads the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association, which has its own blog (some of the posts are so lovely they might have been written by Shel Silverstein). Read more

Climate Action Coalition Calls on Port Commission to Join Hales in Rejecting Propane Terminal

portofpdx_CAC_may13Portland, OR: A $500 million proposal by Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, to build a propane export terminal in the city of Portland appears to be dead in the water. Read more

Dangerous Propane Terminal Proposal Headed for City Council

The hearing for Pembina Corporation’s proposed $500 million propane export facility in Portland took place April 7th, 2015. Its fate is not yet decided, but we’ll need every voice to sway the City Council members, and soon. Action steps you can take now are listed below!

Clean and Dirty Energy play Tug of War

Energy Tug-of-War (C) Robyn Gottlieb 2015

At the end of a marathon six-hour public hearing, the City of Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission approved a code amendment that paves the way for a proposed propane export terminal on the Columbia River.

But we still have a shot at stopping this short-sighted project. 

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Two Ways To Be Involved This Month

1) 350PDX “Jump start the year” general meeting, Sat Jan 17th, 3-5pm, Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St; everyone, including new folks, are encouraged to join as we layout our plan for this year.

2) The City of Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission has announced a time change for the Public Hearing on the Propane Terminal proposal. Note the NEW times below.

Please speak out against the proposed Pembina Propane Terminal next Tuesday, January 13. Portland has a national reputation for sustainable energy leadership–don’t let a Canadian-owned fossil fuel terminal tarnish our image.

Please join us even if you do not plan to testify.

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Pembina in the Media

Portland mayor pulls support for fracked gas terminal amid protests

The Guardian

Fossil Fuel Charlie for Mayor 2016

The Portland Mercury

Portland City Council Disrupted by Opponents of Propane Export Terminal

Earth First Journal Newswire

Portland commissioners leave hearing after protest

Giant Cardboard Heads Protest Propane for Earth Day

The Portland Mercury

Propane terminal gets nod, moves to City Council

Portland Tribune

Portlandia: Tar Sands Fuel Exporter or Climate Champion?

Huffington Post

Critics, supporters turn out en masse on proposed propane terminal

Portland Tribune

Climate Action Coalition Speaks Against Portland Gas Terminal

Earth First Journal Newswire

Environmental groups lining up against propane terminal at Port

Portland Tribune