In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure that if built would lock us into the fossil fuel economy and its carbon pollution for decades to come. The Fossil Fuel Resistance team seeks to stop new fossil fuel projects from being built in Portland or to service the Portland metro area, and to engage in regional fights to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the PNW and beyond!

What does the Fossil Fuels Resistance Team work on?

Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Portland and Oregon

Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure built to service the Portland Metro Area

Regional fights opposing fossil fuel exports and new major pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

Forcing major polluters to pay for the costs of the climate crisis.

Rapid response campaigns.

Projects we’re fighting right now:

  • The Jordan Cove fracked gas export terminal & Pacific Connector Pipeline, proposed to be built in Southern Oregon, what would be Oregon’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, 15 times more powerful than the retiring Boardman coal plant.
  • Zenith Energy‘s tar sands oil terminal expansion in NW Portland.
  • The Kalama Methanol Refinery in Kalama, WA – what would be the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methane refinery in the world, right on the Columbia River.
  • Perennial Wind Chaser, a fracked gas power plant proposed in Central Oregon.
  • Encouraging our utilities, PacificPower and PGE to limit and cease their use of coal, oil, and gas for Portland and Oregon’s electricity.
  • Supporting the case for fossil fuel companies needing to pay Risk Bonds, a fee (or “security deposit”) that would require companies to bear the full cost of damages caused by transporting, storing, or using fossil fuels.
  • And other rapid response campaigns as needed.

We need people to:

  • Show up to hearings, write comments, give testimony (and teach your friends & family how to do it to!)
  • Write! Blog posts, website, letters to the editor, & other educational pieces
  • Event planning – including rallies, actions, and other community building educational events
  • Do public speaking and presentations to schools, neighborhood associations, other community groups
  • Represent 350PDX in coalitions (ex: no LNG coalition, stand up to oil & gas)
  • Develop direct action skills (action planning, execution, jail support, media etc)
  • Track other local policies to stop fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Help with research & power mapping of existing facilities and proposed facilities
  • Take on leadership opportunities on all our new campaigns

Join us to stop fossil fuels and fight for clean energy in Portland and the Pacific Northwest!