Sunday, March 2, 2014

Climate activist events in Corvallis and Portland, March 7 and 8, 2014; Actions and Info

The Pacific Northwest as Fossil Fuel Export Corridor
Friday, March 7, 2014
7:00 pm
Corvallis Benton County Public Library 

Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper, and Laura Stevens of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign will talk about more than 15 plans proposed and moving through the permitting process.

These projects will develop port and storage infrastructure to enable the transshipment of a huge volume of coal, oil and natural gas by train and pipeline through Oregon and Washington to markets in Asia. 

Sponsored by:  League of Women Voters, Mary’s Peak Group of the Sierra Club, 350Corvallis, Act on Climate, Sierra Club Salem Beyond Coal Task Force, Climate Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, Natural Step Ministry Team of First United Methodist Church.  

Peoples’ Hearing to Oppose Coal Export
Saturday March 8, 2014
Noon-2 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204 (map)

A Peoples’ Hearing and aerial photo action (form an outline of the state of Oregon with 300 other people!) to oppose coal export. This is a family friendly event! Sign making stations and play areas will be onsite. Bring a stroller and join the stroller brigade at the front of the rally! Testimony from children and youth will be prioritized at the People’s Hearing.

Governor Kitzhaber's Department of State Lands (DSL) has a big decision to make on Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export terminal and they have until April 30 to make it.  The Dept. of Environmental Quality recently issued three permits to Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export terminal; we do not want DSL to follow suit.

RSVP to the rally here 

For more information contact Laura Stevens at
Keystone XL:
Learn more about Keystone XL with fact sheets & reports from NRDC

Send letters to Oregon Department of Transportation demanding that citizen concerns be taken into consideration before granting permits for megaloads on Oregon roads.

See Coal March for information about Megaloads and advice for writing letters and where to send them.

Please send a copy of your letters to Jim Powers in Albany, OR so activists working on this can keep track of the campaign. 

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