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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!
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.
Great news from across the river: Port of Longview commissioners reject Haven Energy lease on 3-0 vote!
In Early March, 2015, the folks in Longview had their second major victory against the fossil fuel industry.
The first came years ago when Bradwood LNG (liquid natural gas) shriveled up and went bankrupt. The second victory came March 10th when the port actively rejected a Haven Energy Terminals LLC propane export lease. This was a hard battle, led by Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community. Read more
New member Chris DeBarr has firsthand experience of the costs of our dependence on fossil fuels. An award-winning chef who lived and worked in New Orleans for 20 years, he brings to 350PDX not only his love of and expertise in Cajun and Creole cuisine, but his observations of this century’s worst environmental disasters – Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon (BP plc) oil spill.
Chris’s environmental awareness began when he read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring as a young college activist in the ‘80s. “I wouldn’t say that the BP spill made me more of an environmentalist, but it did heighten my belief that the reckless pursuit of Gulf oil from new deep drilling is as dangerous as Alberta tar sands, or allowing unlimited fracking. We need to step up our 350.org efforts to promote fossil fuel divestment and the campaign to ‘leave it in the ground’ because our civilization cannot endure if reckless oil companies burn all the oil and coal deposits now known,” he said. Read more