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!