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.

Fossil fuel projects we’re currently campaigning against:

  • Educating the public and our elected officials about the dangers of fracked gas and methane, and the need for our buildings to run on 100% clean energy. Recently, we co-authored a new report, Methane Gas: Health, Safety, and Decarbonization: Setting the Record Straight, supported by 65 organizations across the region. Check it out here; it’s a great resource to use to learn more about the need to equitably electrify.
  • Urging OPB to stop airing advertisements from the fossil fuel industry and NW Natural. (Send them a message here!)
  • Ongoing vigilance against Zenith Energy‘s tar sands oil terminal expansion in NW Portland.
  • 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!