Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Columbia - Pacific Common Sense Meets March 21st and Other Upcoming Activist Events

Columbia Pacific Common Sense
Thursday, March 21st 
6:00  potluck snacks and socializing
6:30 - 8:00  meeting
1030 Duane in Astoria   

Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper (CRK), will provide legal updates and other news from LNG-land.  Whether you've been active from the beginning or are new to NO LNG, please attend and check out how you can make a difference!

Cheryl & Laurie
UPCOMING EVENTS concerning our estuary as a conduit for fossil fuel exports:
Coal, Oil, and Gas, Oh My!
Lower Columbia River Community Conversation
Wednesday, March 13th
6:00 - 7:30
Skamokawa Grange
16 Fairgrounds Road, Skamokawa, WA
(take the 5:15 pm ferry from Westport)

The Columbia River faces unprecedented new proposals to export coal, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and crude oil to Asia. How will the new pipelines, trains, and tankers impact the estuary? Current plans could make the Columbia River the nation's largest exporter of coal, LNG, and oil.

This evening event will feature presentations on Columbia River water quality and new limits on toxic pollution as well as issues surrounding the use of the Columbia River as a fossil fuel highway. There will also be a moderated, open-forum discussion about local concerns and practical solutions.
Sponsored by Columbia Riverkeeper
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Stop Coal Exports!
Rally at the Oregon State Capitol
WHO: YOU! And other Northwest citizens opposed to coal export.
WHAT: Rally and press conference on the Capitol steps
WHENWednesday, March 13, 2013 (11:30AM-12:30PM)
WHERE: Oregon State Capitol Building (Salem) - Interested in a rideshare from Portland?  Meet at 1821 SE Ankeny, Portland, Oregon at 10AM.
The barges would take coal from a train-fed terminal at the Port of Morrow near Boardman to Port Westward near Clatskanie for loading onto sea-going ships.
Oregon state agencies are currently reviewing permits for Ambre Energy's coal export plan. The Oregon Department of State Lands has set April 1, 2013 as a decision date for their agency - they need to hear from us now! 


Anonymous said...

Stupid. Why dont they leave the river people alone? People need to work, not be pushed around by a bunch of sanctimonious asshole so called environmentalists

Anonymous said...

This certainly is the latest news in Clatsop County. Thanks,Patrick, for your attention to current events.

Anonymous said...

This has been the main informational article from our voice of the County Commission for almost a month. Are things really this dull in Clatsop County?

Patrick McGee said...

Or could it just be CCBofC is simply doing its job in the interests and trust of the constituents that they serve?

Anonymous said...

Bunch of idiots

RiverBear said...

Anonymous writes: “Why dont they leave the river people alone?”

What exactly are “river people"? Are Anonymous' "river people like the locals in the movie “Deliverance”? Do tell!

Anonymous: Quit being gutless … take off your mask if you feel the need to name call.

Leon Jackson (RiverBear)

Patrick McGee said...

It's all about fear RB/LJ. Fear of retaliation from their own kind, sadly and understandible but, such a waste of rhetoric that means nothing to nobody in the end...in my view.

Patrick McGee said...

What did our delegation to Walldorf by our so-called Astoria leaders, which we keep electing by the way, bring back to us from their recent and questionable junket?

Clean, cohesive, compatible industry to put hundreds, if not thousands of "Lower Columbians" to work in sustainable, family wage jobs?


And still, Astoria pays an annual fee to a "Private non-profit" called "CEDR"?