Lots of great photos coming soon, but in the meantime a huge thank you to everyone who helped and who showed up and who helped get the word out:
Do your officials know you oppose liquid natural gas being transported through Oregon?
The deadline is approaching to send a comment to Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality!!
Oregon LNG cannot build its destructive, polluting terminal and gas pipeline without approvals from DEQ. We need your voice in persuading DEQ to deny Oregon LNG – make that happen by submitting your comment today.
Speaking Out for Good-Paying Jobs & a Healthy Environment by Saying NO to “Fast Track”
Presented by Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and sponsored by Portland Jobs with Justice
Let’s Roll! The debate over “Fast Track” legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pending trade deals is coming to a head right now. Several Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest remain undecided on this critical issue and need to hear from you!
To voice opposition against the disastrous impacts Fast Track would have on the Pacific Northwest’s economy, environment and public health, the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and their partners from the labor, environmental, public health and human rights movements are getting on a bus called the “Blue-Green Machine” for two action-packed days of rallies, press events and briefings that need your support.
“Nature has a way of reminding us that it has its own rules and it’s bigger than our rules. It invites us to talk.”
—John Boonstra, Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network
The Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River, a highway for fossil fuels, is drawing numerous proposals for on site export terminals and pipelines. Collectively, these plus the smattering of other proposals elsewhere in the region would carry as much carbon annually as five Keystone XL pipelines (Sightline Institute).
John Boonstra, a life-long ecumenical minister, now works with the Columbia River Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN.org). In June 2012, John Boonstra and his wife Rev. Vicky Stifter, also a pastor in Hood River, were reading Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone on the terrifying math of climate change. “One of us needs to quit what we’re doing and work on this full time,” they agreed. John turned to Vicky and said, “I’m 62 and you’re 51. I think it should be me.” John jumped into climate work. Read more