On this page you will find brief descriptions of current issues with links to more information. If one of these issues is important to you and your community, there is contact info to make your voice heard.
From Columbia Riverkeeper
Save the Date: 6/7/17 Stand Up To Oil
Last Major Oil Train Hearing in Vancouver! Join Us
In June, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will hold its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. EFSEC will take public comments on the draft air pollution permit for Tesoro, the largest proposed oil train terminal in North America. This is your last chance to weigh-in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee.
Let’s send a clear message to Governor Inslee and EFSEC: we don’t want Tesoro’s dangerous trains or toxic air pollution.
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; Rally at 4:00 pm; Hearing from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Clark College, Gaiser Hall. 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA
Oil train terminals are major sources of toxic air pollution. Tesoro would release smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs), diesel exhaust, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants linked to increased cancer rates. Tesoro Savage is tries to downplay this impact. Here’s where you come in: Tell EFSEC not to sacrifice the health of Vancouver’s residents, schoolchildren, and businesses for Tesoro’s massive oil-by-rail scheme.
You can submit a written comment to EFSEC today.
State of Washington
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
P.O. Box 43172
Olympia, WA 98504
The Clean Energy Jobs Bill, HB2135
Caps and prices carbon emissions and invests est. $700m annually in a transition to a clean energy economy, with particular attention to rural and disadvantaged communities – like us.
HB2135 is the one forest/climate bill left standing in the legislature, now in House Rules Committee – with continued working sessions planned.
HOUSE Apr 21, 2017: Recommendation: Do pass as amended and be printed A-Engrossed, be referred to Rules, and then referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.
HOUSE Apr 21, 2017: Referred to Rules by order of Speaker and then Ways and Means by prior reference.
Priority Action: let’s push this over the top and show Salem the commitment of North Coast. Handwritten letters, e-mails, phone calls suggested. Auto fill messages tend to be an irritant.
Affirm Rep. Boone continued support for cap/invest – Rep.DeborahBoone@oregonlegislature.gov 503-986-1432
Let Sen. Johnson know that Tillamook County needs this bill, with it’s reliance on market forces and business to drive this transition, job creation potential, it’s focus on rural communities like ours and help in addressing the mounting impacts of coastal severe weather. And, it provides market impetus for best forest practices. – Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov 503-986-1716
-Sign the Petition if you haven’t already. go to http://www.reneworegon.org/
North Coast CleanEnergyJobs Campaign Team