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  • Crude oil train stopped along the Columbia River. Photo by Andrew Hawley.
    July 2
    NEDC, along with other environmental groups, filed a lawsuit alleging that Cascade Kelly Holdings LLC dba Global Partners violated the Clean Air Act by constructing a crude oil transloading facility without the necessary permit.
  • Crude oil train on the tracks in Oregon
    June 5
    Large-scale extraction of coal, oil and gas in the center of North America has made Washington and Oregon ports particularly attractive destinations for proposals to facilitate movement of these dirty energy sources to markets across the globe.  The scale and frenetic pace of these proposals has us, along with citizens across the region, concerned. Is the green image of the Pacific Northwest in the midst of a major transformation?
  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
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