Columbia River Gorge Commission calls for moratorium on coal and oil shipments

“…Unacceptable risks…”

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Celilo Falls

The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) issued a landmark resolution opposing coal and oil transport through the National Scenic Area “by any means and from any source.”

The Commission unanimously agreed that “coal and oil transport through the Columbia River Gorge present(s) unacceptable risks to Gorge resources and threaten(s) the health, safety and economy of Gorge communities.”

Link to complete resolution:

CRGC Resolution on Coal and Oil Transport – 7 17 2014

Link to CRGC letter to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber:

CRGC letter to Governor Kitzhaber re Coal and Oil Transport 7 17 2014

Link to CRGC letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee:

CRGC letter to Governor Inslee re Coal and Oil Transport 7 17 2014

 

 

 

 

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About 1000nations

Sean Aaron Cruz is Executive Director of 1000 Nations and a co-founder of The Friends of Celilo Falls. He is the organizer of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival. He is co-author of Winona LaDuke's new book, "The Militarization of Indian Country." He is the father of four children who disappeared into Utah in a Mormon abduction in 1996, and the author of Oregon's landmark anti-kidnapping statute "Aaron's Law" (Senate Bill 1041), named for his late son Aaron Cruz. He writes online as Blogolitical Sean.
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