Take action this week for climate justice! Read on for two opportunities to take action in person — at Rumble on the River: A Community Forum on Zenith Energy and the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub in Portland and the Northwest Rally for Our Forests and Climate. Hope to see you there!

Rumble on the River: A Community Forum on Zenith Energy and the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub in Portland

When:  Wednesday, Nov 16, 6:00-8:00pm

Where:  St. Luke Lutheran Church (4595 SW California St, Portland)

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Join us for a free community-driven forum about the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub and Zenith Energy’s oil-by-rail. In this forum, you’ll learn about the CEI Hub and Zenith Energy’s threats to public health, safety, and our environment, and how to take action.

The CEI Hub is a six-mile stretch of old tank farms, located in NW Portland along the Willamette River and holding more than 90% of all liquid fuel in Oregon. The hub is on an earthquake liquefaction zone, and in the event of an earthquake, local communities would face huge threats to their health and safety. The CEI Hub is also home to a Zenith Energy oil terminal and oil-by-rail operations, which pose even more threats to our communities.

All-New Line-Up of Panelists:

  • Margaret Butler, Grassroots Climate Organizer/Former Union Organizer & President of Portland Jobs with Justice
  • Michael Dembrow, Oregon State Senator, District 23
  • Patricia Kullberg, former Medical Director with Multnomah County Health Department
  • Bob Sallinger, Director of Conservation with Portland Audubon
  • Dan Serres, Conservation Director with Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Roben White, Activist & Organizer

Samantha Hernandez, Climate Justice Organizer with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, will moderate the forum.

Northwest Rally for Our Forests and Climate

When:  This Thursday, Nov 17, 11:30am

Where:  Terry Schrunk Plaza (431 SW Madison St, Portland)

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Preserving our mature and old-growth forests is one of the best ways we can fight climate change, as well as preserve wildlife habitat and drinking water. Join the 350PDX Forest Defense team and other activists rallying across the country to make sure the Forest Service (and the Biden administration) knows our forests are worth more standing!

We’ll start gathering between 11:30 AM and noon at Terry Schrunk Plaza (directly across from the regional Forest Service office) for live music and hot drinks, to make art together, and deliver a petition signed by over 100,000 forest lovers from across the US to make our message loud and clear that we need a lasting, durable rule that protects these climate forests from destructive logging projects. Sign up for more details and updates on this important event!